On Thursday of last week, the mayor’s office revealed that $20 million in federal grant funding has been awarded to support the completion of the Englewood Nature Trail. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement in partnership with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-07).
New permits have been issued for a four-story residential building to be located at 714 W Aldine Avenue in Lake View East near Boystown. The owner is listed under 712-714 Aldine, LLC. The permit lists Michael S Cox as the architect of record. No plans or renderings have been made public, however, the permit indicates that this will be a masonry build with a total of six units. The building will include both a basement and a roof deck. The property will include a detached six-vehicle garage with a flat roof and a six-foot-tall wrought iron fence around the property.
Initial caisson and foundation preparation can be seen for a 16-story commercial building at 311 W Huron Street in River North. This upcoming retail and office building, planned by North Wells Capital, had scored $88 million lease with the major tenant Spins earlier this year, jumpstarting the now-underway project. The company will take up occupancy in the top three floors of the 226-foot-tall building. The edifice is replacing a former parking lot just west of the elevated Chicago Transit Authority L tracks. Since the last update, a tower crane permit has also been issued, adding to a new pocket of cranes in the northwest corner of River North once it’s installed in the coming weeks.
Permits were issued early this week for a new three-story residential building at 6328 S Evans Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Mia Jones, and the description indicates this will be a three-flat frame construction on the currently vacant lot. The build will feature rear egress stairs and a concrete parking pad with three spaces. The property will be fenced.
Demolition permits were issued earlier this week to remove a two-story multi-residence and a detached garage located at 2112 W Fletcher Street in the North Center neighborhood. The owner is listed as Fletcher Street View LLC.