Rendering of 7412 W Irving Park Road by MG2 Architects

Photos Show Partial Demolition at Former Sears Department Store in Portage Park

Demolition work can be seen at the site of the former Sears department store, situated at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Under development by Novak Construction, this initial work will clear the way for a mixed-use transformation. Estimated to cost $90 million, this massive undertaking is another piece of a broader effort to enliven the six corners commercial node. Just across the street, work is progressing rapidly for a 10-story senior living and retail development known as Clarendale Six Corners.

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4433 S Prairie Avenue

New Permit Issued for 4433 S Prairie Avenue In Grand Boulevard

A permit was approved earlier this week for a new three-story residential building to be located at 4433 S Prairie Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as James Nahon and plans indicate this project will yield three total units, each with a rear open porch. Additionally, the permits include a detached three-car garage. The development will replace a vacant lot. Nahon has been issued several permits for this area some of which we have previously reported upon.

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City Council Approves Rezoning For Mixed-Use Development At 3914 N Lincoln Avenue In North Center

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of a mixed-use development at 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center. Located in an oddly shaped lot wedged between N Damen Avenue to the west and N Lincoln Avenue to the east, the project replaces an empty lot and various existing buildings, one of which was orange-rated. The team behind the dense project is Longford Construction with SPACE Architects + Planners as the designers.

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The Garrick Theater, Chicago

“Romanticism to Ruin” Exhibit at Wrightwood 659 in Lincoln Park

This month a special exhibit will be available in Lincoln Park to curious Chicagoans. The Wrightwood 659 is presenting Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan & Wright. This is a unique opportunity to view a dual exhibition that highlights two long-gone masterpieces: Louis H. Sullivan’s innovative Garrick Theatre in Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright’s unprecedented Larkin Building, in Buffalo, New York.

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