Zoning Appeals Approves For Mixed-Use Development In Greektown

The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a mixed-use development at 812 W Adams Street in Greektown. Located on the corner with S Halsted Street, the lot is currently occupied by a one-story structure that once held the Greek staples of Santorini and Pegasus restaurants and a small parking lot. Developer Luxe Suites Chicago LLC has teamed up with local design firm Axios Architects on the project that required two approvals from the board.

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1545 N Artesian Avenue

New Permits Issued for 1545 N Artesian Avenue in West Town

Permits were issued yesterday for a new three-story residential building located at 1545 N Artesian Avenue in the West Town neighborhood. The lot is currently unoccupied. The permit owner is listed as Sustainabuild LLC and plans indicate that the scope of the project will include three total units, each equipped with outdoor space at the rear. There will be a rooftop deck with an enclosed staircase. Plans also show a detached three-car garage with its own rooftop deck. The construction will replace a structure on a shared lot.

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Shedd Aquarium Announces Multi-Year Renovation

The Shedd Aquarium has just revealed the initial details of its Centennial Commitment renovation for its original building at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Museum Campus. The project is part of the larger $500 million Centennial Commitment program in anticipation for its 100th celebration in 2030. The effort is led by the aquarium itself under the guidance of president and CEO Bridget Coughlin who took over in 2016.

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4750 S Martin Luther King Drive

New Permits Issued for 4750 S Martin Luther King Drive in Grand Boulevard

A permit was approved earlier this week for a new three-story residential building at 4750 S Martin Luther King Drive in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Walton Street Builders Inc is listed as the owner and plans indicate this project will yield three total units, each with rear steal porches and an egress staircase. The development will be accompanied by a concrete patio and a four-car private masonry garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.

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