New funding has been secured for the protection and restoration of Chicago’s shoreline from Wilmette to East Side on the Indiana border. The funding comes from the $1.3 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last November of which Illinois will receive $17 billion to improve highways, bridges, and water infrastructure among others. The first phase of spending in Chicago will go to a major study of the lakefront and execution of outstanding projects.
A new construction permit was issued yesterday for a two-story multi-unit building at 3022 S Keeler Avenue in the South Lawndale neighborhood. Luis Castro is listed as the permit owner and plans indicate this project will yield a total of two units. Plans indicate there will be a basement and a detached two-car garage at the rear of the future construction.
Updated renderings and plans have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 640 W Washington Boulevard in West Loop Gate. Located just east of the Kennedy Expressway on the corner with N Des Plaines Street, the tower will replace a surface parking lot as downtown density pushes west. Miami-based developer Crescent Heights, the company behind other recent Chicago skyscrapers including Nema in the South Loop, has partnered with local design firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture on the slim skyscraper.
This week, YIMBY stopped by the former Pennsylvania Railroad terminal building at Fulton Market Distict’s 375 N Morgan Street, where a partial demolition has taken place. This wrecking work is set to clear the way for a new Guinness Brewery to be co-developed by Guinness and Fred Latsko. The adaptive re-use of the original structure will make way for a 10-barrel brewery and taproom, and will accommodate an Irish-themed restaurant component that sources local chefs.
Demolition permits have been issued for a one-story masonry building located at 812 W Adams Street in the Near West Side neighborhood. The permit owners have been listed as Rogers Park Holdings LLC and the building is being demolished to make way for an upcoming mixed-use development. The site will include the demolition of several other existing structures to allow for full development headed by Luxe Suites Chicago LLC.