Metal paneling, glass, and painted concrete are all now visible for The Reed at Southbank, a 41-story residential building rising at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. Developed by Lendlease, Southbank itself refers to a larger four-building masterplan that split off from CMK‘s planned Riverline development just to the south. This Southbank masterplan also comes with an extended stretch of Riverwalk and a small urban park located in its center.
On Tuesday the 46th ward zoning and development advisory committee voted in favor of the residential redevelopment of the former Immaculata High School at 640 W Irving Park Road in Uptown. Developers KGiles LLC and CA Ventures are working with local firm Perkins Eastman and Level Architecture on the design of the new mid-rise and have also set their sights on redeveloping the neighboring American Islamic College, which will now have to vacate its corner of Irving Park Road and Marine Drive.
A new permit was issued on Monday of this week for the construction of a four-story multi-unit located at 453 W Briar Place in the Lake View neighborhood. YIMBY previously reported on demolition at this site in December 2021. The permit’s owners have been listed as Briar Street 453 LLC and plans indicate three total units in the new construction along with an attached garage.
A new 1.5-acre urban park has opened at 320 S Canal Street in West Loop Gate. This new space designed by Confluence was built in tandem with the new 52-story BMO Tower that has been developed by Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties. The design of the tower itself was envisioned by Chicago-based firm Goettsch Partners.
For 31 years Architectural Artifacts Inc was a Ravenswood staple for unique architectural remnants, relics, art, and furniture sourced from around the globe. In 2018, it appeared the shop’s journey was at an end, as owner Stuart Granne, offered a large portion of inventory up for auction. It seems that after a four-year hiatus the beloved establishment is back, with a new twist and a new home.