A breath of air has been blown into a historic theater in Rogers Park. The newly opened Rhapsody Theater opened Tuesday at 1328 W Morse Avenue. The theater originally opened in 1912 as the Morse Theatre which operated as a vaudeville and movie house. According to Cinema Treasures, the original theater sat 650 audience members. In 1938 the theater was remodeled in an Art Deco style, reopened, and was dubbed the Co-Ed Theatre.
A new permit was issued this week for the construction of a four-story mixed-use construction located at 3612 N Cicero Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Flavius Schiopu and plans indicate there will be retail on the first floor, and three total units spread across the remaining floors. Each of the units will be outfitted with a rear open porch, and the building will have a three-vehicle parking pad.
Several key approvals have passed for 5200 W Chicago Avenue in Austin, where Heartland Housing Alliance and Oak Park Regional Housing Center have planned a major mixed-use redevelopment around the former Laramie State Bank. The Community Development Commission has approved the sale of 5206 W Chicago Avenue, while the Chicago Plan Commission has approved both the rezoning for the project and its Planned Development application. The scope of the plans have received both city and community support, having won the Austin Invest South/West RPF competition to imagine new projects for Chicago’s west and south sides.
The second webinar event in the “We Will Chicago,” series will take place today, Thursday the 23rd, at 12 pm CT. Today’s topic will explore international models of Arts & Culture that advance the goal of supporting and growing artistic work in communities. The conversation will feature the following speakers:
Permits were issued yesterday for a new residential build located at 1543 N Wieland Street in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Western Development Group. The building will be a four-story development with eight units with a below-grade basement parking garage. Plans show that there will be front balconies on the second through fourth stories as well as rear metal porches on all levels. There will be an outdoor stair that will extend to a rooftop deck and enclosure. The site is currently a parking lot.