Today, YIMBY shows the evolution of Chicago’s skyline through an unlikely pairing: Ferris Bueller and Google Earth. We have three shots from Paramount Picture’s iconic 1986 coming-of-age film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which we then compare to photos of the city from the same angle today.
Permits were filed recently for a four-story residential building at 2500 N Halsted Street near the center of Lincoln Park. The site sits at the intersection of N Halsted Street and the cul-de-sac of W Altgeld Street. The property is also addressed as 800 W Altgeld Street.
Permits were approved last month for four four-story mixed-use buildings at 505, 513, 521, and 529 N Hermitage Avenue in West Town, Chicago. Located at the intersection of W Grand Avenue and N Hermitage Avenue, the corner lot takes up the majority of the city block. The nearest CTA L station is Ashland, serviced by the Green and Pink Lines. Within two blocks is the Grand and Paulina station, serviced by the 65 bus route. Volo Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications, reporting a cost of $1,284,400 for each of the parcels.
YIMBY has a progress report on the 41-story residential development at 369 W Grand Avenue, with a 449-foot-tall tower that recently topped out in southwest corner of the River North neighborhood. The property is a longer-rectangle shape at the southwest corner of W Grand Avenue and N Orleans Street. The site also lies near three bus routes, including a two-minute walk west to Route 65’s Grand & Kingsbury, as well as a one-minute walk east to Route 37 and Route 125’s Orleans & Grand. Nearby CTA L access includes a seven-minute walk southeast to Merchandise Mart Station, which is serviced by the Brown and Purple Lines. Notable nearby locations also include Merchandise Mart, Chicago’s largest building, and a major restaurant scene beginning around two blocks east.
Construction is now in progress for 448 N LaSalle Drive in River North, after filing permits in March. The new office building will help extend the density along the river inland toward River North’s center. Nearby public transportation includes the adjacent Illinois & LaSalle stop along Route 65 and Route 156, as well as the three-minute walk southwest to Wells & Hubbard along Route 37 and Route 125. CTA L transit access also involves a three-minute walk southwest to Merchandise Mart Station, along the Brown and Purple Lines.