Coming in at the 27th spot of Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 142 W Erie Street (formerly known as Bentham) in River North. Sedgwick Development is behind the planning and design for the boutique 14-story retail and condominium project, whose last reported architectural height was 172 feet.
Foundation work can be seen for a new single-story addition at the former site of the iconic Al’s Beef Restaurant, situated at 169 W Ontario Street in River North. The sandwich hub had occupied the existing single-story masonry building from 1985 to 2020, upon which it relocated just one block south to 548 N Wells Street.
A permit was approved on Friday for a new three-story residential building to be located at 4637 S Indiana Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as Jacek Bochaczyk and plans indicate this project is a frame structure and will yield three total units. The development will replace a vacant lot.
Coming in at 28th is the first renovation project in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end construction countdown, the 13-story former Bridgeview Bank Building, located at 4753 N Broadway in Uptown. Originally known as the Sheridan Bank and Trust Building, the classically-styled edifice was designed nearly 100 years ago by the Chicago-based Marshall and Fox. Four years after its initial completion in 1924, another four floors (and a mechanical penthouse) were added, bringing the final height to 151 feet.
Structured Development has broken ground on the second phase of its mixed-use The Shops at Big Deahl development at 1450 N Dayton Street in the Near North Side. The four-building project, whose first phase recently delivered a three-story indoor rock climbing gym on the easternmost edge of the site, received zoning approval for the remaining three buildings which will be mostly residential with a small retail space and public park also built in the complex. The second phase includes two shorter residential buildings on the north end of the site fronting W Blackhawk Street.