A demolition permit was issued earlier this week for a two-story multi-unit masonry building located at 5091 W Jackson Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood. The Chicago Jesuit Academy has been listed as the permit owner. At the time of this writing, no future plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property.
Chicago YIMBY continues its Sister Cities series covering innovative and skyline-defining projects in the Midwest with another trip to Detroit. We originally kicked off the series with coverage of the Hudson’s Site skyscraper earlier this year and we now return to take a look at the Exchange Building nearby at 338 Gratiot Avenue near Greektown. Developer and general contractor Barton Malow is working with global firms Thornton Tomasetti for structural engineering and Ghafari Associates on the architecture of the structure.
Work on a new outdoor patio is taking shape at 817 W Lake Street in Fulton Market. Developed by Sancerre Realty, the permanent dining and bar area will accompany the adjacent BLVD Steakhouse directly to the east.
A new permit was issued last week for the construction of a four-story mixed-use construction located at 1647 W Irving Park Road in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Irving Flats LLC and plans indicate there will be first-floor retail space, eight total units spread across the remaining floors including a duplexed basement. The building facade will feature front balconies and two-vehicle and three-vehicle garages at the rear of the building.
Construction and landscaping are quickly nearing completion for 1229 W Concord Place in West Town. The eight-story biosciences office building is part of Sterling Bay‘s much larger Lincoln Yards project, which covers 55 acres and is expected to bring new commercial, residential, and recreational spaces to the north branch of Chicago River.