The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential development at 3431 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. The project which YIMBY recently covered will be replacing the existing Loyola Press building as part of a larger project filling up the block just north of the CTA Brown Line. Developer 3443 N Ashland LLC partnered with Studio Dwell Architects on the new multi-part development which began with the nearly complete 3421 N Ashland Avenue directly south.
Drilling work is now underway for a new six-story hotel to be built at 710 S Seeley Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. This 135-key Hampton Inn & Suites is under development by East Lake Management & Development.
Chicago is gaining a new museum in Avondale called the Insect Asylum. This unique concept is described on their Instagram page by its founder, Nina Salem as “an artistic display of over 24,000 taxidermy insects ranging from 1910- 2022.” Salem has been amassing this collection and showing it around Chicago at various pop-ups and events for roughly five years. The collection is almost entirely vintage and has been ethically sourced by Salem herself in conjunction with entomologist as well as member donations.
Just north of the Randolph & Aberdeen intersection in West Loop, Greystar Development’s 166 N Aberdeen Street can be seen rising past the second floor. The 21-story project involves a mixed-use package of ground-level retail and 224 total apartment dwellings. Greystar purchased this parcel, a former sausage factory, for $6 million from MCZ Development.
Initial details have been revealed for the redevelopment of the public areas of Margaret T. Burroughs Beach at 3100 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Bronzeville. Most commonly known as 31st Street Beach, the updated plans come after a multi-year delay on the project which will tie in with the adjacent harbor. The redevelopment is being led by the Chicago Park District who is working with local firm Site Design Group on the new structures that will benefit from The Bronzeville Lakefront megadevelopment.