Since YIMBY’s September update, glass has steadily enclosed most of the remaining floors at 300 N Michigan Avenue, a 47-story skyscraper that recently topped out in the northeast corner of The Loop. Developers Magellan Development Group and Sterling Bay have planned a mix of retail in the base, a 280-key CitizenM hotel on the sixth through 15th floors, and residential apartments on the 17th through 45th floors.
The Chicago City Council has approved rezoning for a new residential development at 517 W 119th Street in West Pullman. Located on the southwest corner with S Normal Avenue, the new building will replace a vacant lot next to a small one-story structure. The rezoning from B1-1 Neighborhood Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District will allow developer West Pullman LLC to proceed with the HED Architects-designed affordable housing apartment building.
A demolition permit has been issued for a two-story frame residence and a detached frame garage located at 427 W 60th Street in the Englewood neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Norfolk Southern Railway Co. At the time of this writing, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there are currently no permits for any future constructions.
Since YIMBY’s September update, much of the facade work has taken place at the northern building of Southbridge Phase I, now known as 23rd Place at Southbridge. Located at 2310 S State Street and 2344 S State Street in Near South Side, these two sibling edifices both rise six stories and will offer a mix of ground-level retail and apartments on the upper floors. Planned by McCaffrey and The Community Builders, the unit count will tally at 206, divided evenly between each structure. Residences will comprise of a mix of affordable and market-rate options.
The Committee on Zoning has approved the residential rezoning for an existing building at 4927 North Claremont Avenue in Lincoln Square. The vacant building, which used to be the Saint Matthias Parish Convent, will be rezoned from RS-3 Residential Single-Unit to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District, with new interiors designed by Jonathan Splitt Architects. The two-story with a basement and attic building sits directly behind Saint Matthias Church on the northeast corner with W Ainslie Street.