As evident from our last installment of ‘Lost Legends’ showcasing the Prentice Women’s Hospital, once-celebrated designs may reveal impracticalities as functional demands evolve. While not “legendary” in a traditional sense, the story of the construction and later removal of Lake Shore Drive’s zig-zag ‘S’ curve conveys a similar notion of a city adapting to changing infrastructural needs.
A renovation permit has been green lit for an existing restaurant at 3311 W Bryn Mawr Avenue in the North Park neighborhood. The site, currently owned by Bart Kabore Sidzanbnoma, will undergo significant improvements to modernize its interior space and enhance the functionality of its kitchen.
Final facade work is currently in progress at The Dylan, a 30-story mixed-use development located at 160 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. A collaborative effort between Sterling Bay and Ascentris, the 350-foot building will house 282 rental apartments above a retail section spanning 2,657 square feet.
Initial efforts have been advanced for the exploration of a new Chicagoland airport in Monee within Will County. Commonly referred to as Peotone Airport for the namesake town just to the south of it, the new facility will build upon the current Bult Field at 28261 S Kedzie Avenue. The push to build an airport here has been ongoing for over 50 years and now state legislators have passed a new bill requiring the Illinois Department of Transportation to start working towards a proposal.
A demolition permit has been issued for a property at 2417 W Walton Street in the West Town neighborhood. The permit specifies the removal of a two-story frame multi-unit residence, making way for potential new development. The listed owner of the project is 2417 Walton Corp.