With its structural work now above ground level, the planned 27-story development at 160 N Elizabeth Street has received its full construction permit in West Loop. Prior to construction, this parcel along the Randolph Street corridor was previously occupied by a collection of low-rise masonry buildings. This 293-foot-tall replacement will have a dramatic presence as one of the largest new developments contributing to West Loop’s rapid urbanization.
Plans have been announced for two new grocery stores in Austin and North Lawndale. The effort comes from two local entrepreneurs who see the value in providing healthy food in areas considered food deserts up as recent as the last decade, the two stores will potentially be located at an old Salvation Army Building located at 5713 W Chicago Avenue in Austin developed by Liz Abunaw and 628 S Pulaski Road in North Lawndale developed by Albert Peterson.
A demolition permit was issued last week to remove a three-story masonry residence located at 1844 N Maud Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as 1840-44 N Maud LLC. Plans have been submitted for a three-story single-family residence with a basement. The structure will have a rooftop deck, a rear deck, and an attached two-car garage at the rear. This garage will also have its own rooftop deck.
The City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are celebrating two years of the Invest South/West initiative across the city. The program launched in 2019 with $750 million in public funding for projects across 12 commercial corridors in 10 south- and west-side communities aimed at creating jobs, improving safety, and providing housing options. With many winners announced in the last two years, the projects have also spurred plenty of private developments in areas being reinvigorated by the program.
It’s been nearly eight months since YIMBY’s last update on the five-building residential development known as West Loop Collection, located at 216-236 S Green Street along the edge of Greektown. With three of the six-story buildings already completed, the fourth has now reached its full height with much of the facade work now complete. POGN Development has planned for a total of 40 condominium units, divided equally into eight units per building. Layouts for these residences range from three bedrooms up to five bedrooms, and fall between $1 million for a single-level “simplex” and up to $2 million for a duplex penthouse.