A groundbreaking has been held for a major new mixed-use development at 121 W Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City, Indiana. One of the furthest cities within the greater Chicagoland Metropolitan Area, the 32,000 person city is hoping to revitalize its downtown with its connection to Chicago. Led by YAB Development, who also helped develop Google and McDonald’s in Fulton Market, the project is being designed by Chicago’s Koo Architects.
Construction is nearing completion at 1629 N Burling Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The residential project will house three residential units across its four floors. The property is owned by 1629 N Burling LLC.
Permits have been issued for two adjacent single-family homes, part of a larger 12-home development by Lexington Homes. These two new Lake View residences, located at 1225 and 1227 W School Street, will each stand three stories and will be designed by Laszlo Simovic Architects, LLC. As noted in permit descriptions, features for these houses will include basements, five-foot high fences, and two-car frame garages with rooftop decks.
Last week, YIMBY had the chance to tour ‘The Row Fulton Market,’ located at 164 N Peoria Street. Standing 495 feet in height, this 43-story structure is among the tallest west of the Kennedy Expressway. Built by Related Midwest, ‘The Row’ represents an investment close to $200 million. It holds 300 residential units, with a noteworthy 20 percent designated as affordable housing. Also integrated into the design is a 146-vehicle garage.
New upgrades have been announced for the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm at 2902 W Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park. Located on the intersection with N Sacramento Avenue, the urban farm is connected to the adjacent Ronan Park along the north branch of the Chicago River. Now the Chicago Park District is leading the park’s improvements which will include the farm itself.