A permit was issued earlier this month for the new construction of a three-story multi-unit building at 6853 W Belmont Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood. The owner of the permits is listed as EP Belmonts LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will yield four dwelling units and a basement. Each floor will feature a rear steel porch and there are four parking spaces on the site. The building will replace part of a strip mall. YIMBY reported on a similar build located at 6853 W Belmont Avenue when permits were issued last month.
Both extensive foundation work and the crane base are visible at 150 E Ontario Street, the site of a new 28-story hotel by The Prime Group. The 345-foot-tall Streeterville project will be the next location for the Spanish hotel brand RIU Hotels and Resorts, providing a total of 388 rooms. There will also be a ground-level cafe at the southeast corner of the tower base.
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the affordable mixed-use development at 6300 S Maryland Avenue in Woodlawn. Located on the southeast corner with S Maryland Avenue, the proposal is the first project being built under the Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance which was approved in mid 2020. Dubbed Park Station, developer DL3 Realty, who is behind other projects in Woodlawn and Englewood has partnered with local firm FitzGerald Associates on the structure’s design.
A demolition permit was issued earlier this week for a two-story multi-unit masonry building located at 5091 W Jackson Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood. The Chicago Jesuit Academy has been listed as the permit owner. At the time of this writing, no future plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property.
Chicago YIMBY continues its Sister Cities series covering innovative and skyline-defining projects in the Midwest with another trip to Detroit. We originally kicked off the series with coverage of the Hudson’s Site skyscraper earlier this year and we now return to take a look at the Exchange Building nearby at 338 Gratiot Avenue near Greektown. Developer and general contractor Barton Malow is working with global firms Thornton Tomasetti for structural engineering and Ghafari Associates on the architecture of the structure.