Construction permits have been issued for a five-story mixed-use building planned for 3637 N Central Avenue in Portage Park. Filed under the owner Innovative Markets Inc, the project will include ground-floor retail and storage space on the four floors above. The new development will replace a currently vacant grass plot, and will ultimately stand just over 57 feet in height. According to planning documents, the developer was granted approval last summer to extend the storage space into a portion of the originally designated retail space.
Exterior construction is now complete for the mixed-use 800 W Fulton Market in West Loop‘s Fulton Market district. At 300 feet in height, the 18-story edifice is one of West Loop’s tallest buildings. Bound by Fulton Market, N Green Street, W Wayman Street, and N Halsted street, the full-block project has replaced a series of low- and mid-rise masonry buildings.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved plans for a new school and athletic facility located at 731 S Washtenaw Avenue in East Garfield Park. Spread across two acres of land, the project site is bound by W Harrison Street to the north, the Union Pacific rail lines to the east, W Taylor Street to the south, and S Washtenaw Avenue to the west. Chicago Hope Academy and Chicago Lions Charitable Association are collaborating on the proposal.
Demolition permits were recently issued for a three-story masonry building at 462 N Morgan Street in West Town. Filed under the owner Baby Grand LLC, no plans have been published as to what will replace the multi-unit residential structure. However, the parcel is currently zoned for M2-2 Light Industry District, which allows for moderate manufacturing, warehouses, as well as freight and recycling facilities. M2-2 also permits a floor area ratio of 2.2, so that any new development may have up to 2.2 times the square footage as the containing lot. Currently it is unclear if the owner plans to apply for an amendment to change the designation.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 140 N Ashland Avenue in the Near West Side. Located at the intersection of N Ashland Avenue and W Lake Street, the project site is across from Union Park. The existing structure on the lot is the current home of the Women’s Treatment Center, which will be downsizing their operations and moving out of the building. Marquette Companies is the developer behind the proposal.