At Fulton Market District‘s 345 N Morgan Street, on the site of a former low-rise masonry building, a much taller replacement high-rise has maxed out at 11 floors and 178 feet tall. This boutique commercial development by Sterling Bay brings an industrial yet refined aesthetic to the rapidly developing neighborhood. The design by Eckenhoff Saunders Architects consists of lighter-tone brick, grand archways and windows, welded metal accents, as well as soaring ceilings to account for the relatively high height-to-floor count ratio.
The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved exemptions for a new residential development at 605 N Ashland Avenue in West Town. Located on a rectangular lot bound by W Ohio Street to the south and a public alley to the north, the new building will replace an existing three-story masonry structure with a rear garage and small pool. Developer Lux Living 4U, LLC tapped local firm Hanna Architects on the modern design.
A demolition permit was issued last week for a one-story masonry residence, along with a two-story frame coach house located at 1917 N Orchard Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as Savane Properties, Inc. As of now, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there is currently no information on any future constructions at the site.
In Uptown, steel work can now be seen rising for a nine-story mixed-use building known as Platform 4611 at the corner of Broadway & Wilson. Under the address 4611 N Broadway, this roughly 150,000-square-foot development by John Buck Company and Free Market Ventures will offer ground-level commercial units between 1,628 and 2,178 square feet, as well as 200 apartments on the upper levels. This parcel was formerly occupied by a low-rise masonry commercial building that was demolished early last year.
The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals approved the zoning exemptions for a mixed-use development at 3244 N Lincoln Avenue in Lakeview. Located on an L-shaped lot just south of the intersection with W School Street, the new structure will replace a one-story building which has already been demolished, and a two-story building that fronts W Melrose Street. Developer 3244 Lincoln, LLC partnered with Lazlo Simovic Architects on the uniquely shaped project.