With construction having topped out this past summer, facade pieces continue their installation along The Reed, a 41-story residential tower at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. With 440 total units, the building is the second structure to be added to Lendlease‘s seven-acre master plan known as Southbank.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a mixed-use development at 641 E 47th Street in Bronzeville. Located just west of the intersection with S Langley Avenue, the new structure will replace a vacant lot and one-story commercial building, bringing additional density to a stretch of the neighborhood that has long suffered from disinvestment with plenty of empty lots nearby. The developer Two Fish Crab Shack restaurant is also the owner of the building being demolished, and is working with local architects Future Firm on its design.
New permits were issued earlier this week for a new four-story residential building at 1325 South Washtenaw Avenue in North Lawndale. The permit owner is listed as Ogden Talman A1 Residential LP and the permit indicates this will be owner-occupied. The project’s scope will include a total of 92 units across the four floors and an accompanying lot with 55 surface parking spaces. The planned structure will be erected on a vacant lot. Gary Kohn of SCB is the listed architect of record on the project.
An opening date has been announced for the next phase of the Salt Shed entertainment complex at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located on the intersection with N Magnolia Avenue along the north branch of the Chicago River, the multi-building project partially opened earlier this year with its outdoor venue holding its first concert to much fanfare. Developers R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have been working with locally-based architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on its design.
Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a new three-building mixed-income housing development known as Schiller Place Apartments in Near North Side. Situated at 711, 731 and 749 W Schiller Street, the project is a collaboration between co-developers Structured Development and Evergreen Real Estate Group and governmental bodies such as the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).