A new developer has taken over the Congress Theater redevelopment plan and intends to break ground by the end of the year. Located at 2135 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, the historic Congress Theater sits at the corner of N Milwaukee Avenue and N Rockwell Street. Baum Revision is the new developer, taking over after the previous developer couldn’t finance the project.
Facade restoration is making headway for the 24-story Old Republic Building, located at 307 N Michigan Avenue in The Loop. The 325-foot-tall Classic Revival office tower was designed by Vitzthum & Burns and opened in 1924 along the newly-widened Michigan Avenue.
Construction permits were issued this week for a new two-story retail building, located at 113 E Oak Street in Near North Side. The owner-occupied site is being developed under the name 113 E Oak Street LLC, and will be replacing a three-story white masonry building.
The Chicago City Council has approved a mixed-use development at 1138 W Belmont Avenue in Lake View. Located at the intersection of W Belmont Avenue and N Clifton Avenue, the property is a corner lot. The parcel is currently occupied by a one-story masonry building that holds the soon-to-close Tenenbaum Hardware store. SNS Realty Group is the developer behind the proposal.