Katie Lauffenburger

Ravenswood Sculptor Makes Ceramic Replicas of Chicago-Style Homes

A local sculptor from the Ravenswood neighborhood is gaining city-wide attention for her quirky and precise replicas. Dubbed by some in the arts community as “the Bungalow Lady,” Katie Lauffenburger has been turning heads and stealing hearts with her unique constructions. Lauffenburger crafts from the freshly founded Wonder City Studio where she is building one-of-a-kind 10-inch replicas of Chicago homes.

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Clarendale Six Corners

Facade Work Ramps up for Clarendale Six Corners in Portage Park

Along Milwaukee Avenue in Portage Park, brick and glass is undergoing installation for the 10-story Clarendale Six Corners, a mixed-use residential and retail development by Ryan Companies, LCS, and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. Under the address 4715 W Irving Park Road, the new building will house 18,000 square feet of ground-level mercantile space, 258 senior living apartments, and an array of integrated amenities.

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Mixed-Use Project Approved At 3714 N Cicero Avenue In Old Irving Park

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a mixed-use building at 3714 N Cicero Avenue in Old Irving Park. Located just north of the intersection with W Waveland Avenue, the new structure replaces a one-story commercial building built in 1956 that most recently housed a motorcycle shop. Developer G7 Investments LLC selected local architecture firm Studio Sym Design for the small neighborhood project.

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354 N Union Avenue

354 N Union Avenue Gets Glassy in Fulton River District

Glass panel installation has begun for the facade that will eventually cloak 354 N Union Avenue, a 33-story residential high rise in the Fulton River District. Onni Development Group is behind the 410-foot-tall tower, which will house a total of 373 apartment dwellings. These units will vary widely in size, beginning at 400-square-foot studios and span up to 1,600 square feet for three-bedroom penthouses. Amenities will include a sprawling third-level pool deck and a host of interior common areas.

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