New permits were issued this past week for a new three-story residential building at 1362 W Hubbard Street in West Town. The permit owner is filed under Sean Walsh, and according to plans, the development will consist of three units, a basement, a rooftop deck, and a detached three-vehicle garage. The new structure will replace an existing two-flat.
The penultimate addition to our Dead by Design series of cancelled Chicago projects is a gargantuan 2011 proposal oriented around the nine-story Old Chicago Post Office. The original post office was a smaller mail terminal designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst and White. Having completed in 1921, the Art Deco structure was expanded in 1932 to bring its total square footage to 2.5 million square feet. While shuttering its mail operations in 1996, the building was inducted into the National Registry of Historic Places in 2001, then would be sold by the city to Bill Davies of International Property Developers in 2009 for $24 million.
The City of Chicago has celebrated the grand opening of the Winthrop Garden POP! Plaza at 4628 N Winthrop Avenue in Uptown. Located on the short back road just north of the intersection between N Kenmore Avenue and W Wilson Avenue, the new space replaces an existing community garden which has stood in its place for nearly 20 years. Building off of the upcoming Platform 4611 apartments, the efforts were led by the neighborhood run Uptown United along with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development.
A permit was issued earlier this month for the new construction of a three-story multi-unit building at 6853 W Belmont Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood. The owner of the permits is listed as 2315 Kenneth LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will yield four dwelling units and a basement. Each floor will feature a rear steel porch and there are four parking spaces on the site. The building will replace part of a strip mall.
The Chicago Committee on Design has reviewed plans for a residential development at 1234 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market. Located just east of the intersection with N Elizabeth Street, it will replace two small commercial structures sandwiched between Alhambra Palace and City Winery. Developers Golub & Company and Azur Holdings are working with local firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) on the design of the tower which replaces previous plans which called for a new outpost of the Standard Hotel.