Permits were issued yesterday for a new two-story residential building located at 2915 Princeton Avenue in the Armour Square neighborhood. Victor Kuo, of Kuo Construction, Inc, is listed as the permit owner. Plans indicate that the scope of the project will include a two-flat construction with a basement level. There will also be three on-grade parking spaces. The current structure has been scheduled for demolition.
Facade work can be seen in its final act at the new UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics building in the Illinois Medical District. The six-story building has replaced a former vacant lot situated just south of the hospital’s main building at the address of 1009 S Wood Street.
ComEd has announced plans to redevelop the existing trading building at 333 S LaSalle Street in The Loop. Located on the corner with W Van Buren Street, the low-rise building is adjacent to the Board of Trade tower and for many years held the last open-outcry trading pits in Chicago. The purchase, which was finalized in November, marks the end of a long history for in-person trading that helped power the local economy, which now relies on virtual operations.
A demolition permit has been issued for a two-story, multi-unit coach house in the rear at 2511 North Lawndale Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as BM Construction & Remodeling. As of the time of this writing, there are plans submitted for a two-story single-family home. The future construction will feature a basement, a detached two-car garage, as well as front and rear decks.
A bill in 2021 was introduced to create a new national heritage area in Bronzeville dedicated to its significance in the nation’s culture. The two bills H.R. 670 and S.511 are now being reviewed by a subcommittee on National Parks before being voted on by the House and senate respectively. The bills would create the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area, becoming one of three in the state and are backed by US Representative Bobby Rush, who recently announced won’t be seeking a 16th term, and Senator Dick Durbin.