Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building at 3536 N Lowell Avenue in Kilbourn Park. Rafael Szymanski is the filing owner, whose plans include multiple rooftop decks and stair enclosures, a basement, and a detached six-car garage. The new structure will occupy the site of a masonry two-flat and detached garage. The owner also received approval from the City in September 2019, to convert the property from a designation of RS-3 Residential Single-Unit District to RM-4.5, Residential Multi-Unit District.
Structural work topped out last week for Optima Lakeview, a seven-story development in Lakeview East that will house 14,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 198 apartments above. Optima Inc. is serving as the developer, designer, and general contractor behind the project, located at 3460 N Broadway.
Interior work is underway on Cunningham Hall, a nine-story residential building originally designed in 1955 by famous German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Located at 3100 S Michigan Avenue on the northeastern edge of the main campus in Bronzeville, the structure was built by Mies van der Rohe as part of his campus plan and used as on-campus apartments. Illinois Institute of Technology is leading the renovation of the building.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building at 719 N Elizabeth Street in West Town. JL Development LLC is behind the project, who last year received zoning approval to reduce the rear and side setbacks. The new structure will replace a currently vacant lot and yield five residential units, a rooftop deck and stair enclosure, a basement, and five exterior parking spaces on a concrete parking pad.