A demolition permit has been issued for the former La Strada restaurant at 151 N Michigan Avenue, paving the way for a new three-story commercial building. The project is being spearheaded by BJB Partners, with plans for 15,000 square feet of leasable space.
A permit was approved early this week for a new three-story residential building at 2655 W Monroe Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The owner is listed as Lotus Property Group, and the current plans indicate this project will yield four total dwelling units, a basement, a roof deck, and rear staircase with decks on all levels. The project will be fenced and will also feature a three-vehicle parking pad at the rear. The lot is currently vacant. Helen Liptak is listed as the architect of record. Current renderings have not been made public.
Developer Sterling Bay and partnering private equity firm Ascentris have broken ground on a 28-story mixed-use tower, situated at 225 N Elizabeth Street (formerly addressed as 1245 W Fulton) in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. Plans for this 314-foot-tall edifice include 350 residential apartments atop first-floor retail. Unit sizes will be split into 66 studios, 46 convertibles, 140 one-bedroom, 92 two-bedroom, and six three-bedroom floor plans. To meet the 20 percent affordability requirement under the latest ARO guidelines, the development will have 70 on-site units for residents making up to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). These units will be distributed as 13 studios, nine convertibles, 28 one-bedrooms, 19 two-bedrooms, and one three-bedroom.
Plans have been revealed for the new campus of the Pui Tak Christian School at 3118 S Canal Street in Bridgeport. Located just south of the intersection with W 31st Street, the new structure will replace two-existing buildings and a large surface parking lot in the quickly changing neighborhood. Being led by the school themselves, the internal team has partnered with both SOM and Wight and Company on the design of the upcoming facility after a multi-year $3.1 million fundraising campaign.
Permits were issued early this week for a new two-and-half-story residential building at 6126 S Eberhart Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Patrick O’Brien, and the description indicates this will be a three-flat frame construction on the currently vacant lot. The building will feature rear egress stairs and a concrete parking pad with three spaces. The property will be fenced.