The Permit Review Committee, a subcommittee of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, has approved the construction of a CTA substation at 2023 W North Avenue in West Town. The substation is located on a lot directly adjacent to the CTA Blue Line tracks between N Damen Avenue and N Hoyne Avenue. The Chicago Transit Authority is in charge of the project.
Permits have been issued for a two-story residential building at 1657 N Mayfield Avenue in the North Austin sub-neighborhood of Austin. The owner, listed under GT Alternatives LLC, is planning two units for the building, as well as front stairs, a rear porch, and a detached two-car garage.
The Permit Review Committee, a subcommittee of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, has approved the adaptive reuse of the former Morton Salt Warehouse Complex. Located at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town, the former manufacturing complex is bound by the north branch of the Chicago river to the east, N Elston Avenue to the west, and W Blackhawk Street to the north. The nearest public transportation is the 70 CTA Route accessed at the Division and Elston bus stop, a five-minute walk from the property. The Division CTA L station on the Blue Line is a 13-minute walk away. Blue Star Properties is developing the project in collaboration with R2 Companies.
Photos taken this week show the hoisting process of multiple metal and glass panels at 111 W Hubbard Street, which will be added to the roof deck of an existing four-story commercial building in River North. A retractable enclosure on the masonry structure will cover existing deck space and be incorporated into the multi-level bar and restaurant venue known as Celeste.