Prentice Women's Hospital in 2012

Lost Legends #6: Original Prentice Women’s Hospital in Streeterville

The Prentice Women’s Hospital building was once an architecturally iconic structure standing at 333 E Superior Street in the Streeterville neighborhood. In this edition of the “Lost Legends” series, we explore the history of the original Prentice Women’s Hospital building and its cutting-edge care, the vision of its architect, the hospital’s relocation and subsequent demolition of the structure, as well as its present-day replacement.

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Construction Continues On 1954 W North Avenue In Wicker Park

Construction continues on the mixed-use development at 1954-1956 W North Avenue in the heart of Wicker Park. Located at the heart of the neighborhood on the six-corner intersection with N Damen Avenue, the historical preservation and redevelopment will revitalize the corner structure which has sat vacant for many years now. The team at Ernst Development is working with local architecture firm Hirsch MPG on its design, which aims to bring back some of the building’s original details after buying it in 2021.

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2254 W North Avenue via Google Maps

Permit Issued for 2254 W North Avenue in Wicker Park

A construction permit has recently been approved for a new residential development at 2254 W North Avenue in Wicker Park. Volo Holdings LLC is the developer behind the project, which will consist of a four-story building with six residential units, a ground-floor office space, a rooftop deck, a rooftop stair enclosure, and a three-vehicle garage on the first floor. The project is set to replace a narrow, vacant grass lot.

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Divvy Announces Expansion Creating City-Wide Network

The Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft have announced a major expansion for the city’s Divvy bike share system across multiple northwest and southwest neighborhoods. The expansion comes right after the system finished its latest round of work which included added stations, new e-bikes, and parking stations. However it comes at a time where bike-related deaths and accidents are on the rise with local advocates calling for improved infrastructure.

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