The Chicago Department of Aviation has officially opened the new Airport Transit System (ATS) at O’Hare International Airport. The opening marks the end of a multi-year process of construction, acquisitions, and testing performed with contractor Parsons Construction Group. Work originally began in 2018 and has since faced various delays with this opening being over a year after its originally scheduled date. Now open from 10:30am to 8:30pm, busses will continue to run 24/7 to facilitate the integration as the hours expand to full-time operations in early 2022.
Masonry installation has begun to enshroud a trio of residential buildings, known collectively as Schiller Place Apartments in Near North Side. Set to replace a previously vacant lot at 711-749 W Schiller Street, the project will come with a total of 48 apartments ranging from one- to two- bedroom residences. Co-developers Evergreen Real Estate and Structured Development plan for 16 units in each building, with eight total residences designated as affordable.
A permit was approved on Friday for a new three-story residential building to be located at 4745 S Michigan Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as GT Alternatives LLC and plans indicate this project will yield three total units. Additionally, the permits include a plan for three-car parking pad. The development will replace a previous structure.
Caisson drilling can be seen at the site of a new 23-story mixed-use building at 808 N Cleveland Avenue in Near North Side. The 284-foot-tall edifice will further expand Downtown’s density northwestward, given its location directly across Chicago Avenue from the northern edge of River North.
The Chicago Plan Committee has approved a new golf practice area at 3701 N Recreation Drive in Lake View. Located inside of Waveland Park behind the 1931 English Gothic style field house and carillon tower, the new outdoor facility is the second phase of a larger project which included renovations to the clubhouse. The course sits on land that belongs to the Chicago Park District‘s Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, who have been partners of the project since the beginning.