Site preparation can be seen for the Bronzeville Lakefront megadevelopment, led by the development coalition known GRIT Chicago. The $3.8 billion mixed-use redevelopment of the historic site of the former Michael Reese Hospital is a collaboration between local firms Farpoint Development, Loop Capital, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, McLaurin Development, and the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership.
The Chicago City Council has approved the mixed-use development at 1549 N Fremont Street in the Near North Side. Sitting just southeast of the intersection with W North Avenue on a vacant lot surrounded by a Toyota dealership, the small building will infill a site originally proposed as an Aloft Hotel multiple years ago. Now after receiving Plan Commission approval earlier this year, developer City Pads Chicago is moving forward with the NORR Architects-designed structure.
Dual permits have been issued for two new residential buildings at 4605 and 4607 S St Lawrence Avenue in Bronzeville. The projects involves the construction of a new three-story, three-unit residential masonry building at 4605 South St Lawrence Avenue and a new four-story, three-unit residential masonry building at 4607 South St Lawrence Avenue. The buildings will replace a currently vacant grass lot, while the listed owner of the project is St. Lawrence Properties LLC.
The Chicago Transit Authority has announced three-teams to submit proposals for the upcoming Red Line extension. First proposed under the Daley administration in the 1950’s, initial funding for the project was approved late last year leading to the three groups identified. These teams consist of Walsh VINCI Transit Community Partners, Kiewit Infrastructure, and a joint venture between BOWA, FH Paschen, Ragnar Benson, and Milhouse.
Park Boulevard’s Phase 3B is nearing completion as facade work wraps up and final landscaping work kicks off. This two-building project, located at 41 W 36th Street and 42 W 37th Street in Bronzeville, is part of a broader residential plan to replace the former Stateway Gardens housing projects of the Chicago Housing Authority. Led by Stateway Associates LLC, the initiative is set to produce 1,316 total units, occupying both townhomes and apartments.