Facade work continues on this year’s 10th tallest development at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in the South Loop. The mixed-use building has topped out and its facade continues to rise at the intersection with E 14th Street. The rear of the structure abuts up to the CTA Green Line tracks, continuing to create an urban canyon for the train tracks. Chicago-based CMK Companies, who also developed the nearby Imprint tower, is leading the project and Pappageorge Haymes is responsible for the design.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story mixed-use building at 5235 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. Planned by Panoptic Group, the new development will comprise of 18 total units atop ground-floor retail space, an elevator, and a 16-vehicle garage topped with a rooftop deck. Prior to development, the site was occupied by a one-floor masonry bank building.
Affordable housing developer Standard Communities has secured a 100 percent affordable housing community at the Bryn Mawr Belle Shore Apartments in the Edgewater neighborhood. Located at 1052-1070 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, the project houses 371 units in a mix of studio and one-bedrooms as well as 15,000 square feet of retail space.
Foundation work is ready to give way to vertical construction for the mixed-use development at 225 N Elizabeth Street in Fulton Market District, where many of this year’s entries are. Located on the southeast corner with W Fulton Street, foundation work is currently well underway for the structure after it completed the removal of the previous empty surface lot on the site. Developers Sterling Bay and Colorado-based Ascentris have been leading the charge on the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture-designed-structure.
The Chicago Transit Authority has revealed new plans for its control center near the intersection of N Pulaski Road and W Lake Street in Garfield Park. Located just north of the CTA Green Line Pulaski station and the upcoming Chicago Police and Fire Academy, the new structure will free up space in their current location at 120 N Racine Avenue in the West Loop. The proposal marks one of the largest city investments in the area in recent years led through a venture with locally-based Farpoint Development.