Invest South/West has revealed two new mixed-use development schemes for its RFP sites at 3601 W Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park. The roughly 30,000-square-foot site is made up of two private lots and an alley to be vacated that are bound by N Central Park Avenue, W Chicago Avenue, and N Monticello Avenue. For this RFP, Invest South/West met with the community for months to derive four basic needs each development needs to focus on, those being; walkability, community safety, diversity of retail goods and service, and celebration of community.
Photos show the ongoing renovation and restoration work at the six-story former Temptation Chocolates Building, located at 1929 S Halsted Street in the Pilsen neighborhood. The 1920’s-era building is clad in a white terra cotta facade in the neo-gothic style.
Structural work has reached the fifth floor for an eight-story mixed-use project known as Inspire West Town, developed by Bond Companies. Located at 1140 W Erie Street in West Town, the project’s scope involves ground-floor retail, 113 apartment units, and various amenities. Six of the 113 units will be affordable, while another 17 off-site affordable units will be subsidized by the developer.
The Museum of Ice Cream has announced it will open its fourth permanent location inside the re-developed Tribune Tower at 435 N Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile. The Chicago location will be joining similar attractions in New York, Austin, and Singapore, the museum previously has operated long-term pop-ups in places like Miami and San Francisco drawing large crowds to its many social-media friendly displays.
A permit was issued on Wednesday for a new four-story residential building, located at 3421 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. The owner is listed as Michael Breheny, who has planned 53 total units, an elevator, a bike room, a loading bay, a rooftop patio, and 16 total surface parking spaces. The new construction will be replacing a masonry structure that was approved for demolition earlier this year.