Updated renderings have been revealed for an ongoing redevelopment of an existing mixed-use building located at 1601 Sherman Avenue in Evanston. Dubbed the Fountain Square Building, the wedge-shaped, art moderne-style structure sits north of a small fountain plaza bound by Sherman Avenue, Davis Street, and Orrington Avenue in the heart of downtown Evanston.
A demolition permit has been issued for a two-story, masonry residence along with a detached garage in the Logan Square neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as the MF Group LLC. As of now, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there is currently no information on any future constructions.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved two projects bringing a total of three new towers to the ever-growing West Loop. Both projects have recently gone through design updates after receiving feedback from the Committee on Design and will now be able to move forward to the Chicago City Council for final approval. The projects consist of the two-tower project at 315 N May Street and 1112 W Carroll Avenue and the new life-science building at 400 N Elizabeth Street.
Caisson work can now be seen at 513 S Damen Avenue, the site of a planned 22-story mixed-use tower in the Illinois Medical District. Plans for the 230-foot-tall tower indicate 1,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 279 apartments on the upper floors. The construction is replacing a former surface parking lot at the northwest corner of the block bound by Damen Avenue, Congress Parkway, Ogden Avenue, and Harrison Street.
A permit was approved on Friday for a new three-story residential building to be located at 5830 N Lincoln Avenue in the West Ridge neighborhood. The owner is listed as 5830 N Lincoln LLC and plans indicate this project will yield nine total units along with a basement level and a paved lot with 11 parking spots. The plans also indicate the presence of a rooftop deck with enclosed stair access. The development will replace a paved lot.