Demolition work has begun and a groundbreaking is imminent for the second phase of the Harper Court development at 5209 S Harper Avenue in Hyde Park. Located on the corner with E 52nd Street, the upcoming structure will replace a one-story building and vertically expand the existing shops from phase one. Its construction comes after multiple revisions and set-backs that downsized the originally proposed high-rise to the current low-rise. Developers Beacon Capital Partners and Trammell Crow are working with Elkus Manfredi Architects and Interactive Design Architects on the updated proposal we covered last summer.
A proposal was submitted for review on Wednesday to the Chicago City Council to designate the historic Pioneer Arcade in Humboldt Park as a protected landmark. The three-story building is located at 1535-45 N Pulaski Road and was designed by Danish-born Chicago architect Jens Jensen. Pioneer Arcade was originally a recreation center and featured 20 bowling lanes, a billiard room with 35 tables, and retail spaces. The establishment acted as a social site for the neighborhood. The building has a distinctive Spanish Baroque Revival style and an ornate terra cotta facade.
Updated renderings and details have been revealed for the upcoming mixed-use skyscraper at 900 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market. Coming in at third place on last year’s countdown list, the nearly completed tower is located on N Peoria Street and has officially received a new name and will now be known as ‘The Row’, due to its proximity to restaurant row. Developer Related Midwest has been working on the structure designed by New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects who also worked on the nearby 917 Fulton Market YIMBY recently covered.
Construction is now well underway for 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside, where BJB Partners has planned for a three-story mixed-use building. Located at the prominent corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, the development replaces a former single-story restaurant venue. The new construction will house a total of 15,000 square feet of commercial space, of which 5,300 square feet will be retail on the first level. This level will be split into either two or three commercial units depending on demand. The above floors will either be office or additional retail, along with a bridge connection on the second level to the adjacent Millennium Park Plaza.
A demolition permit was issued on Wednesday to remove a three-story masonry residence located at 2016 N Clifton Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. No filings have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there is currently no information on any future constructions at the site.