New permits were issued on Tuesday for a three-story residential building to be located at 1624 S Carpenter Street in Pilsen. The property site is roughly bound by W 16th Street, W Cermak Road, S Halsted Street, and S Western Avenue. The lot was previously home to a multi-unit frame structure and accompanying masonry garages which have since been demolished. Aamir Ukani has been listed as the permit owner.
After six years of approvals and planning, construction is set to begin on the mixed-use Covent Hotel redevelopment this September. Planned by NHP Foundation, who had purchased the property in 2016, in partnership with Drummond Development, the project at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park will reuse the existing Covent Hotel building while adding a new seven-story edifice to the parking lot behind the existing building. Overseen by Weese Langley Weese Architects, the historic Covent Hotel is being renovated from 64 SRO units into 30 affordable studio apartments. The street-facing ground level will also provide 4,700 square feet of retail space along Clark Street.
The Chicago Housing Authority has listed details relating to an upcoming affordable senior living center to be located at 4515 N Winchester Avenue in Ravenswood. The development will be located near the intersection of N Damen Avenue and W Montrose Avenue. Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects designed the project which will yield a total of 78 one-bedroom dwelling units. Four of the total units will be mobility friendly.
Permits were issued on Monday for the construction of a new five-story residential development located at 3821 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Base 3 Development are leading the development and plans indicate this will be a five-story building. 360 Design Studio is heading the design.
Demolition has completed at 513 W Fullerton Avenue in Lincoln Park, the former site of the Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center. Originally developed in 1967, the property was occupied by multiple masonry structures rising seven stories high. While deemed architecturally significant with their modernist designs by Charles Pope, the structures received demolition approval from Commission on Chicago Landmarks anyway. Following the approval, a single wrecking permit was issued this past January. The former owners, The Cenacle Sisters, have long used the complex as a retreat to care for their aging nun population, and chose to sell the property to help fund care for their members.