Facade installation has begun for 808 N Cleveland Avenue, a 23-story mixed-use tower nearing its full height in Near North Side. A notable addition to Chicago Avenue’s recent canyon-ization, the 284-foot-tall tower is being developed by DAC Developments and will provide 7,500 square feet of retail, 20,000 square feet of leasable offices, and 200 for-rent apartments. The new structure is replacing a previously overgrown lot situated on a trapezoidal parcel.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning bid for the upcoming development at 5050 S Prairie Avenue in Grand Boulevard. As previously reported, the site is located at the corner of S Prairie Avenue and E 51st Street, and the project is made up of multiple lots, both privately-owned lots and city-owned along 5036-5044 S Prairie Avenue. The development is led by KLY Development. This project will replace vacant land as well as an unused building near the intersection.
A permit was issued last week for the interior renovation of existing office space on located at 448 N La Salle Drive in the River North. The permit is for an interior build-out of 15,087 square feet of useable space on the eighth floor of a 13-story building. The permit owner is listed as 448 N La Salle LLC and is marked as owner-occupied.
Foundation work is ramping up for a planned seven-story development at 812 W Adams Street in West Loop. Developer Luxe Suites Chicago LLC has planned for a mixed-use scheme with 80 rental units and 4,200 square feet of retail. The project will replace a trio of low-rise buildings along the southernmost segment of the block.
On July 7th, the office of Mayor Lori E Lightfoot issued a press release including a report detailing future plans for the iconic Chicago Museum Campus. The Mayor’s office unveiled a museum campus working group in February to help present recommendations “for new campus activations through arts and culture, transportation, education, youth services, and more.” The working group is composed of leaders and policymakers from around Chicago with experience in “key issue areas.” Their focus includes solving for needed cultural amenities, expanding publically accessible recreation space, maximizing athletic facilities, and creating more equitable transit access.