More funding has been secured to aid efforts for a development that will convert an existing church into affordable housing at 2122 N Mozart Street in the Logan Square neighborhood. This project comes by way of LUCHA, a nonprofit developer and this new round of funding is federally sponsored. LUCHA is one of 10 developers and community organizations awarded funding from Congress and is reportedly receiving $2 million in federal funds to convert a Humboldt Park Methodist Church into affordable apartments. According to a news release, LUCHA was able to secure this funding with support from Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García.
Final glass pieces are being installed for 300 N Michigan Avenue, a 47-story mixed-use skyscraper in The Loop. Co-developers Sterling Bay and Magellan have planned for a retail base, a 280-key citizenM hotel on the lower levels, and 289 rental apartment units on the upper floors.
The Chicago City Council has approved the adaptive reuse of the All Saints St. Anthony Church at 518 W 28th Place in Bridgeport. Located on the corner with S Wallace Street, the multi-building complex will see new life as a child and adult daycare facility led by developer T2 Opportunity Fund LLC with Vari Architects LTD serving as the designers of the new interior spaces.
A permit was approved last week for a new two-story residential building at 1049 N Lawler Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The owner of the permit is listed as GT Alternatives LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will produce two units. This will be a masonry build with a front staircase and accompanying wooden decks for both levels at the rear. The permit also specifies a detached two-car garage along with one outdoor parking spot will be included in the build. The lot is currently vacant.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development at 360 N Green Street in Fulton Market. Replacing a vacant lot just east of the recently announced Guinness Brewhouse, the Sterling Bay-led project is being designed by Gensler and has gone through a series of revisions, most recently this past February. The approval is the second tower moving forward this month in the area with the residential-heavy 1353 W Fulton Street also getting the green light.