A demolition permit was issued on Thursday of last week for the removal of a two-story frame residence located at 3908 W Cornelia Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as 3908 Cornelia LLC.
Updated details have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 330 N Green Street in Fulton Market. Located just north of the intersection with W Wyman Street, the project replaces an empty lot that once held the Coyne College building. Developer Sterling Bay also built the structure across the street at 333 N Green Street as well as the one to the north at 360 N Green Street. Being one of the main driving forces in the neighborhood, they have partnered with Gensler for the new design of the building which was originally proposed a few years back.
Last week, Governor JB Pritzker and the University of Illinois System’s Discovery Partners Institute revealed the design for their new headquarters in The 78. As part of its overall scheme, 78 will yield a vibrant new innovation district along the Chicago River. The new facility will be located on a one-acre sub-parcel in South Loop, and it will provide more than 200,000 square feet of office, classroom, laboratory, and event space for DPI and its university and industry partners.
On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office released a statement following the groundbreaking of the much anticipated Englewood Connect, a $13.9 million culinary food hub located at 6204 S Green Street in Englewood. Plans include restoring and repurposing the landmark Engine Co. 84 firehouse as a commercial kitchen and event space in the heart of the Englewood neighborhood to create a centralized gathering hub for community members. Englewood Connect is part of the broader INVEST South/West project which aims to revitalize 10 West and South side community areas. Mayor Lightfoot is leveraging nearly $2 billion in public and private investment commitments to fund these projects.
Caisson work can be seen on the two adjacent sites at 868 N Wells Street and 232 W Chestnut Street, where developer JDL has planned the second and third installations to their North Union mega development. The scope of this larger $1.3 billion masterplan include more than 2.9 million square feet of space, 2,656 residences, an abundance of new commercial units, and 100,000 square feet of public areas.