In the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the historic site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue, is undergoing a transformation into the National Museum of Gospel Music. The design of the project blends the past and present, incorporating the original limestone walls of the church. The developer for the project is Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, in collaboration with architect Dirk Lohan of Wight & Company.
An alteration and renovation permit has been approved for an existing property at 2619 N Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The project will convert the four-unit residential apartment building into a five-unit building, with an additional dwelling unit in the front basement. The project’s owner is David Payne.
This past week, Chicago YIMBY toured Foundry at Wendelin Park, a 27-story mixed-use tower at 1475 North Kingsbury Street in Near North Side. Undertaken by Structured Development alongside White Oak Realty Partners, the project encompasses a set of three buildings positioned around the newly opened Wendelin Park, also the namesake of the masterplan (formerly “The Shops at Big Deahl”).
The Chicago City Council has approved the commercial development at 1675 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located near the intersection with W Wabansia Avenue and near both Lincoln Yards and the Salt Shed, the project will reuse an existing storage building and adjacent vacant lot. Called ‘The Outset’, the music venue is being developed by a team under the name 1675 Holdings LLC with an undisclosed architect.
Approval has been granted for a construction permit for a residential development at 3947 W Dakin Street in Irving Park. The project, owned by Kiferbaum Development LLC, is set to replace a single-family house.