The Chicago Housing Authority and Department of Planning and Development have revealed initial details for its upcoming Request For Proposal (RFP) for affordable housing in Woodlawn. The plan centers around 13 city-owned lots located along E 63rd Street between S Ingleside Avenue and S University Avenue, which are part of a larger plan that includes a total of 52 lots mainly south of 63rd Street. The goal of developing this first phase of multi-unit buildings is to be able to gather further funding for the remainder of the lots.
Exterior work is advancing closer to completion for a new eight-story building at 1140 W Erie Street in West Town. Known as Inspire West Town, this mixed-use development by Bond Companies is set to yield both ground-level commercial space and 113 rental units. There will be an affordable component to this project, with six of the on-site residences qualifying as affordable, and an additional 17 units subsidized off site. Planned layouts will fall between one- and three-bedrooms, offering attached private balconies for select units.
A popular Rogers Park business is on the move. XO’s Marshmallow Cafe first opened its doors at 6977 N Sheridan Road in 2017 where it has successfully operated as a fun and quirky place for locals to shop all things marshmallows. According to their site, the establishment was the “World’s First Marshmallow Café,” and the café has cultivated and kept its following by serving up homemade s’mores, gourmet hot chocolate, and other beverages topped off with marshmallow fluff.
The final steel pieces are being added to Salesforce Tower Chicago, rising 60 stories at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza in River North. This 850-foot-tall skyscraper is the final, and tallest, staple in Hines‘ three-part masterplan known as Wolf Point. With more than a third of its floor area anchored by the tech giant Salesforce, the 1.4 million-square-foot edifice will house primarily offices, below which will be retail and dining within its base.
The Chicago City Council has approved the pedestrian designation of part of N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, as well as a new bill has been introduced establishing the Polish Heritage Corridor on the same road. Both measures are aimed at changing the way developments are built on the quickly changing road while also preserving its human scale and historical importance. The pedestrian designation will be similar to the same recently approved plan for Fulton Market, while the bill was recently introduced this year by Rep. Delia Ramirez.