A new turf soccer field has been started at Farragut Career Academy High School in Little Village. The mayor’s office has announced that the project is part of a $16.6 million investment in the campus and that the field is set to be completed by fall 2022. The improvements are being done in an effort to position Farragut to grow and thrive as an educational pillar in the community.
Construction is close to topping out for a 33-story apartment tower at 354 N Union Avenue in the Fulton River District. Developer Onni Group has planned for 373 total residential units, ranging in size from a 400-square-foot studio to a 1,600-square-foot penthouse. The formerly empty lot occupies a trapezoidal parcel bound by Union Avenue to the east, the railway to the south, the elevated Halsted Street to the west, and the neighboring K2 apartment tower to the north.
The sale and potential demolition has been announced of the Epworth United Methodist Church at 5253 N Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater. Located just south of the intersection with W Berwyn Avenue, a little east of Foster Beach and the lakefront, the church has stood in this spot since its completion in 1891. News on its sale recently broke to the congregation who hosted their last service within its walls this past Sunday, after a last-minute estate-sale in order to part ways with surplus items. The church is the latest in a long string of historical structures in danger of demolition for new developments.
A demolition permit has been issued for the removal of a two-story masonry building and a detached frame garage located at 1757 W Superior Street in the West Town neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as John Downes Construction Inc.
Initial plans have been revealed for a new residential project at 4701 N Clark Street in Uptown. Located just north of the intersection with W Leland Avenue near the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery on a stretch of road that is a part of the ongoing Clark Street Crossroads initiative, the new project will replace an existing one-story bank and drive-thru that is currently vacant. Developer Platinum Homes is working with local architecture firm 360 Design Studio on the new structure on the dominant corner.