New Permits Issued 2653 West Cortez Street in West Town

Permits were issued on Wednesday for the construction of a new multi-unit building which will be located at 2653 West Cortez Street in West Town. The permit lists the owner as 2651 W Cortez LLC and plans involve the construction of a three-story building with three units and a basement. The building will reportedly include side entry access stairs, a rear deck on the ground level, and a four-story open rear egress stair. Plans also indicate the presence of a rooftop deck and a detached three-car garage in the rear. A demolition permit was issued for this address and the neighboring property to the same owners in August of this year.

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140 N Ashland Avenue. Rendering by Brininstool + Lynch

140 N Ashland Avenue Takes #30 in Year-End Countdown

As the 30th tallest construction project in Chicago’s year-end countdown and set to stand 155 feet in height, 140 N Ashland Avenue is now making headway in Near West Side. The 12-story building by Marquette Companies will attach to an existing five-story brick building, offering a total 210 rental apartments in addition to first-floor retail. At least 10 percent of the units will be affordable, while the remaining five percent will either be on- or off-site (yet to be indicated).

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Funding Secured For Final Portion Of Marquette Greenway Trail

Funding has been secured for the last stretch of the new Marquette Greenway Trail Project stretching from Michigan to the southern end of Chicago. Winding for a total of 58 miles, the path runs through Indiana and will connect Calumet Park to New Buffalo, Michigan. Efforts for the massive project are split by all three states involved in order to build the last 36 miles left to complete the route. This all has been led primarily by volunteers and local municipalities while being funded via donations, local, state, and federal grants.

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