Renovation permits have been issued for an existing church building that lies on the premises of the Great Lakes Academy charter school, located at 8401 S Saginaw Avenue in South Chicago. As the occupying owner, Great Lakes Academy plans to convert the 17,000-square-foot structure and its 15,000-square-foot basement to a gymnasium, cafeteria, and full-service kitchen. The issued permit also indicates a new single-story, 4,000-square-foot structure, as well as a partial renovation of the existing school building.
The proposed zoning has been approved for a new 15-story office tower at 609 W Randolph Street in West Loop Gate. The project site is an interior lot along W Randolph Street between N Jefferson Street and N Des Plaines Street. Vista Property Group is in charge of the development.
Full construction permits were issued last week for the conversion of a five-story parking garage into a seven-story mixed-use building, filed under the address 3121 N Broadway in Lake View. The owner, 3115 Properties LLC, is planning 72 apartments, seven of which will be affordable. Additional programming will consist of ground-level retail, 56 on-site parking spaces, and a rooftop terrace and enclosure. With the two added floors, the building will stand just under 83 feet in height.
Demolition permits were issued last month for a vacant eight-story masonry building, located at 3617 S Ashland Avenue in McKinley Park.