The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced a new batch of stations to receive minor renovation work across the city. As a part of the system’s ongoing Refresh & Renew initiative which started in 2019, the authority under current president Dorval R. Carter will embark on some much needed maintenance work across all lines except the Yellow or Skokie Swift portion. The program itself is part of the greater ‘Meeting the Moment’ Action Plan the system has enacted.
A new four-story residential development is underway at 4102 N Sheridan Road in Buena Park, replacing a one-story strip mall building and surface parking lot. The project is being developed by Barrett Homes, whose plans include 32 total residences.
A completion date has been announced for the upcoming mixed-use development at 1959 W Lake Street in the Near West Side. Located on the intersection with N Damen and directly across the street from the new Damen Green Line station, the project will be one of the final phases of the greater Westhaven Park development near the United Center. The team of Brinshore Development and The Michaels Organization is working with local architecture firm Landon Bone Baker (LBBA) on the design.
In this fourth installment of our “Lost Legends” series, we explore the Chicago and North Western Station in West Loop Gate, a Renaissance Revival-style structure that once served as an architectural icon in the heart of the city. Originally designed by architects Frost and Granger, the station held an extraordinary legacy until it was ultimately demolished in 1984 to clear the path for the Citicorp Center Tower.
A pair of concrete cores can be seen topped out along Roosevelt Avenue in the Illinois Medical District, a development known as “The Foglia Residences” is currently undergoing construction. This nine-story mixed-use construction at 1134 S Wood Street is a collaboration between the Chicago Lighthouse (which is a non-profit serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veterans since 1906), Brinshore Development, and Landon Bone Baker Architects.