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.
This past week, a demolition permit was issued to remove a two-story frame residence along with a detached frame garage located at 4131 N Bell Avenue in the North Center neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Advance Solutions Group. The property has an RS-3 designation and a permit was issued for the construction of a two-story single-family home with a basement, a detached two-vehicle garage, and fencing around the property.
Coming in at #12 in Chicago’s tallest construction projects is 868 N Wells Street, a 27-story mixed-use building in Near North Side. The tower is the second addition to JDL‘s North Union megadevelopment. This expansive $1.3 billion masterplan encompasses a total of 2.9 million square feet of space, 2,656 residences, a multitude of commercial units, and 100,000 square feet of public areas. This comprehensive plan is designed to bring a variety of resources and amenities to the local community.
The exterior walls have been placed for HUGO, a two-building mixed-use project by LG Development in River North. Located at 751 N Hudson Avenue and 411 W Chicago Avenue, the pair of nine-story structures will encompass a total of 230,000 square feet of floor space. This project will bring a total of 227 new apartments to the neighborhood, as well as 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The two buildings will be situated close to one another, separated by an existing two-story, masonry low rise.
New construction permits were issued to 723 W Buckingham Place in Lakeview East late last week. The site has RM-4.5 zoning and the permit owner is listed as 723 Buckingham LLC. Plans indicate a four-story masonry build with a total of three units, a rooftop deck, and a detached three-vehicle garage.