An informational outreach meeting has been announced for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at 1519 S Wells Street within The 78. Located just south of the South Loop and off of the recently completed Wells-Wentworth connector, DPI is set to be the first building within the proposed megadevelopment. The project is being spearheaded by the Illinois Capital Development Board and Related Midwest, with architecture firms OMA and Jacobs working on its design.
Facade work has wrapped up for 801 W Belmont Avenue, known as Lakeview Connection, in Lakeview East. The project will replace a former bank built in 1921 and designed by Ivar Viehe-Naess, as well as an adjacent parking lot. The developer, Hubbard Street Group, has planned for 59,000 square feet of space and 300 feet of storefront. The CBRE-provided brochure for the property indicates seven total retail units.
Renovation work is progressing for 10 and 120 S Riverside Plaza, two adjacent office buildings located along the west bank of the Chicago River in West Loop Gate. These two 21-story structures encompass a total of 1.4 million square feet and offer 37,000-square-foot floor plates. With both buildings originally designed by SOM, 10 S Riverside Plaza was constructed in 1965, while 120 S Riverside Plaza was completed in 1967.
Plans have been approved for the residential development at 6521 S Blackstone Avenue in Woodlawn. Located on the northeast corner with E 65th Place, the new building will replace a vacant lot with its front facade facing south onto 65th. The Chicago Plan Commission approved the proposal’s Lakefront Protection Ordinance application submitted by developer DOM Acquisitions LLC, with Hanna Architects working on its design.
A conditional permit has been issued for a three-story residential project to be located at 1757 W Le Moyne Street in Wicker Park. This new four-unit development by Whittemore Properties LLC will replace two frame residences under the addresses 1459 and 1461 N Wood Street.