Permits were issued yesterday for a new three-story residential building at West Town‘s 2614 W Chicago Avenue. The lot is currently occupied by a one-story commercial building. Margaret Murphy is listed as the owner and plans indicate that the scope of the project will include three total units, a basement level, a rooftop deck, and a detached three-car garage with its own rooftop deck.
Claiming the 25th spot in the 2021 Chicago YIMBY year-end countdown is 345 N Morgan Street in the West Loop with a final height of 178 feet upon completion. Located across the street from the Google midwest headquarters and south of the Metra tracks, the 11-story building will deliver 230,000 square feet of space of which 200,000 will be allocated for office space.
Last week, a partial construction permit was approved for a new 30-story mixed-use tower at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop. The site of the project has long sat vacant as a former parking lot, with one of Chicago YIMBY’s earliest articles speculating on the developer plans. Now set to stand 305 feet to the roof and 316 feet to pinnacle, the glassy new tower will have a significant impact on South Loop’s steadily-densifying skyline.
In preparation for the release of Home Sweet Home Alone, a Home Alone sequel now streaming on Disney+, the famed suburban Chicago home will be available for the first time ever on Airbnb. Devin Ratra, who played big brother Buzz in the holiday classic is listed as the host for the McCallister home on December 12th.
Coming in at #26 on YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest active projects is the renovation of The Belden Stratford, a hotel-turned-residential building bordering Lincoln Park. Standing 16 stories and 176 feet, this iconic Beaux-Arts-style building was designed by Meyer Fridstein and completed in 1923 at the address 2300 N Lincoln Park West.