The Chicago Plan Commission has approved an esports stadium located at 2500 S Wabash Avenue in the Near South Side. Located along S Wabash Avenue, the project will utilize two different sites. The main property, located at 2500 S Wabash Avenue, is bound by E 25th Street to the north, S Wabash Avenue to the east, a four-story residential building to the south, and a public alley and CTA L tracks to the west. The lot currency holds a two-story brick building and surface parking lot for trailers. The secondary lot, located at 2617 S Wabash Avenue, is occupied by an existing surface parking lot and one-story masonry building located at the intersection of S Wabash Avenue and E 26th Street.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry mixed-use building, located at Avondale‘s 3407 W Belmont Avenue. So Holdings LLC is the listed owner, whose plans for the site are not yet known. However, the lot is currently zoned for C1-1 Neighborhood Commercial District, which allows for retail storefronts and apartments on the above floors. C1-1 allows for a maximum height of 38 feet and a floor area ratio (FAR) of 1.2. A FAR of 1.2 permits any new development to have up to 20 percent more square footage than the area of the lot itself.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development for Westhaven Park Phase IID in the Near West Side. Located at 1959 W Lake Street, the project site fronts N Damen Avenue spanning from W Lake Street to W Maypole Avenue. The property is located adjacent to the CTA Green Line tracks where a new Damen station is expected. Brinshore Development and The Michaels Organization are the developers behind the proposal.
Work is wrapping up on the townhome facades at Alcove Wicker Park, a 55-unit residential development situated at 1648 W Division Street in Wicker Park, just west of Polish Triangle. Planned by Vermillion Development, the 12 connected townhomes will follow the first-phase completion of a seven-story, 43-unit condominium tower. Both buildings are oriented around a central courtyard and nestled in the center of a triangular block formed by Division and Milwaukee.