A permit was approved late last week for a new three-story residential building at 3920 S Calumet Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as Eagle OZB I LLC. This developer has also received permits for 3924 S Calumet Avenue, and plans indicate this project will also result in three flats, each with its own rear open porch. The permits also include a detached three-car garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.
Final glass and brick installation is visible at Sterling Bay’s 345 N Morgan Street, an 11-story mixed-use building in Fulton Market District. This latest edifice to be added to the rapidly densifying neighborhood will provide a combination of ground-level retail topped by offices above. Despite its relatively low floor count, the high rise will compete in height with some of the other nearby projects at a height of 178 feet.
The Art Institute of Chicago’s lions were removed early Tuesday morning for a scheduled treatment. It has been decades since the lions were last removed for maintenance, and according to a release by the Art Institute, is a necessary step to preserve the iconic figure. While removed from their post, the lions will be high-pressured steamed, checked for corrosion, and given a hot wax treatment.
The Permit Review Committee has approved the Congress Theater redevelopment. Located at 2135 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, the historic Congress Theater sits at the corner of N Milwaukee Avenue and N Rockwell Street. Baum Revision is the developer and as previously reported they are working in tandem with Woodhouse Tinucci Architects.
Adaptive re-use work has made extensive progress at the Morton Salt Factory at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Developer trio R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have planned for a new office and entertainment embedded within the shell of the former factory.