New funding has been secured for the Esperanza Community Services center at 520 N Marshfield Avenue in West Town. Located just west of the intersection with W Grand Avenue, the funds will go towards the repair and maintenance of their existing multi-building campus. The grant was just approved last month and is coming from the Community Development Program, part of the city’s pandemic recovery initiative which gave money to 80 other proposals.
Permits were issued last week for the removal of a three-story commercial building located at 5813 N Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park. Jane Healy has been listed as the permit owner. The existing structure is addressed as 5831 N Milwaukee Avenue and has been a Chase Bank.
The front-facing street wall is undergoing final facade installation at CA6, Belgravia’s seven-story condominium development in West Loop. The development is set to house 72 total residences and is located at 311 S Racine Avenue, replacing a former single-story dance center.
New funding has been secured for the National Public Housing Museum at 925 S Ada Street in the Near West Side. The project is part of the greater Roosevelt Square Plan which includes various residential developments led by Related Midwest and the Chicago Housing Authority. The museum itself will be one of the first of its kind and occupy around 2/3rds of a larger shared building with 15 residential units. The funds will help kick-start construction on the proposal designed by the Chicago based firms of HED Architects and Landon Bone Baker Architects.
This coming Wednesday, August 24th, the Chicago Architecture Center will host a virtual event that will examine the careers and the artistry of George Healy and Louis Millet. The event will elaborate on how Healy and Millet met, as well as the start of their illustrious careers in Chicago which found them partnering with the likes of Louis Sullivan.