1528 N Wells Street. Rendering by Pappageorge Haymes

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Development at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved an updated mixed-use development proposal at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town. The project is a 13-story tower that will rise 152 feet, holding commercial space on the ground floor, with 12 floors of hotel space above. The transit-oriented, planned development will replace a surface parking lot along N Wells Street, taking up the entire width of the block, up to N Wieland Street. Chicago Development Partners is the developer of the project, using Wellstel LLC as the owner LLC for the development. Pappageorge Haymes is in charge of the design for the project.

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Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Image by CCL

Landmarks Commission Approves Preliminary Landmark Status for Emmett Till House

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved preliminary landmark status for the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Located at 6427 S St. Lawrence Avenue in West Woodlawn, the brick two-story is the former home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. The two lived on the second floor with Emmett’s aunt and uncle on the first floor, and his cousins on the basement level.

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