Final exterior work is wrapping up on Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building located at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 square feet of retail and 37 affordable residential units. The project name “Casa Durango” actually embodies two separate construction project, the other being an affordable 16-unit, three-story building to the southwest at 2010 S Ashland Avenue.
Initial plans have been revealed for a community garden at 2133-35 W Charleston Street in Bucktown. Located just east of the intersection with N Leavitt Street, the proposal will replace a now vacant lot which once held a century-old workers cottage that was torn down by the previous owner. Now a group of neighbors are hoping to strike a deal with the current developer who is willing to sell for the right plan. While the designer has not been disclosed, the community is moving towards their first community meeting soon.
Demolition permits have been issued for the removal of a two-story multi-unit residential building located at 2651 W Cortez Street in West Town. The owner has been listed as 2651 W Cortez LLC. According to the permit, Dexco Corporation will be acting as the demolition contractor for this removal. Given the recency of permits issued, no future construction plans have yet been made public.
Construction is now fully underway for 150 E Ontario Street, the site of what will be a 28-story hotel. The Streeterville project is one of the first major high rises in years to be built in the district, whose development heyday occupied much of the 2000s and 2010s.
The Chicago City Council has approved a zoning application for a residential development at 2236 W Cermak Avenue in Heart Of Chicago. Located just east of the intersection with S Oakley Avenue, the project will replace a vacant lot near the industrial area of the Chicago River’s southern branch. Developer 2236 Cermak LLC has partnered up with local design firm Hanna Architects who have worked on various other smaller residential buildings across the city.