An exterior transformation is taking shape at 600 N Dearborn Street in River North, where a 21-story condominium building known as The Farallon is being repainted from a light beige to a dark gray. The current work will visually distinguish the 161-unit tower from a deluge of other postmodern buildings that sprout up around the turn of the century.
A demolition permit was issued last week for a one-story frame residence and a detached frame garage located at 2116 W School Street in the North Center neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as ABD Hamlinton LLC. No permits or plans have been issued as of yet for any future projects or zoning changes.
Final facade work is wrapping up for Optima‘s seven-story mixed-use building known as Optima Lakeview, located in Lakeview East. Residing at 3460 N Broadway on the former site of a Treasure Island Foods grocery store and parking lot, the development involves a 14,000-square-foot retail component and 198 apartment units on the upper floors. These rentals range from one- through three-bedroom layouts.
Stabilization work has been ordered on the Laramie State Bank Building located at 5200 W Chicago Avenue in Austin. As a part of one of the Invest South/West sites, the bank will see a new life as an incubator, cafe, and blues music museum as work progresses over the coming years. Sitting on the northwest corner of the intersection with N Laramie Avenue, the bank has been vacant for nearly a decade and is in dire need of work to assure its long-term feasibility.
A demolition permit was issued last week for a two-story, multi-unit residence and detached frame garage located at 1508 W Wrightwood Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as Wrightwood 1508 LLC. 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.