SPLAM Timber Pavilion

SPLAM Timber Pavilion Prototype Completes at EPIC Academy in South Chicago

This week, Chicago YIMBY had the opportunity to tour a new construction prototype known as SPLAM (short for “SPatial LAMinated timber”), built as part of the 2021 Chicago Architectural Biennial. The single-story piece is located at EPIC Academy’s South Shore campus in South Chicago. The exact address for the project is 8255 S Houston Avenue, the same address as EPIC Academy.

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3712 N Marshfield Avenue

Demolition Permits Issued for 3712 N Marshfield Avenue in Lake View

Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story frame residential building and a detached masonry garage, located at 3712 N Marshfield Avenue in Lake View. The permit’s owner has been filed under the name Westford Development LLC. As of now the property is zoned for RS-3 Residential Single-Unit District, which permits both single-family homes and two-flats. RS-3 also allows for a floor area ratio (FAR) of 0.9, whereby any new development may hold up to 90 percent of the square footage of the containing lot. As of now, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade this zoning designation.

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Salesforce Tower Chicago

Salesforce Tower Core Reaches Two-Thirds Mark in River North

The concrete core for Salesforce Tower Chicago is now at roughly the two-thirds height mark, set to rise 60 stories at the southwest tip of River North. The 1.2 million-square-foot skyscraper at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza is the final staple in a three-building masterplan known as Wolf Point, developed by Hines and in partnership with the Joseph P. Kennedy Family. The Wolf Point parcel is just under three acres, occupying an outcrop that borders the confluence of the Chicago River. This land has served a swath of purposes since the first settling of Chicago, ranging from a parking lot prior to the current development all the way back to the site of the city’s first tavern.

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Plan Commission Approves School Expansion At 5099 W Quincy Street In South Austin

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a school expansion at 5099 W Quincy Street in South Austin. The expansion will be to the existing Chicago Jesuit Academy bound by W Jackson Boulevard to the south and W Quincy Street and Moore Park to the north. The new Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed extension will tie into the existing school building and bring a variety of new facilities to the growing campus.

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1913 N Halsted Street

1913 N Halsted Street Wraps Up in Lincoln Park

Final touches are wrapping up for a. new four-story, dual-unit residential building at 1913 N Halsted Street in Lincoln Park. Joseph Debella Jr of New Plan Inc is the owner and developer of the edifice, which comes with two parking spaces at grade and a rooftop deck. The structure has replaced a former two-story frame building with a masonry basement level.

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