The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new commercial facility at 1132 W Blackhawk Street on Goose Island. Located on the northernmost end of the island, the new building will be replacing an existing parking lot west of the intersection with N Cherry Avenue. The project will be for the Mars-Wrigley Corporation, one of the largest confectionery manufacturers in the world, as they commit to growing their presence in the Chicago region after the closure of one of their suburban plants. The new research and development hub will become the company’s largest at their global headquarters.
Remaining facade work is approaching completion for the new two-story amenity clubhouse at Prairie Shores, a five-building apartment complex in Bronzeville. Co-developers Golub & Company and Farpoint Development had purchased the complex in 2019 for $180 million, having partnered with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. This acquisition kicked off a string of renovations throughout the property, including interior renovations of the 1,675 residences, landscaping improvements, and common area upgrades.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has approved a new commercial building at 4100 W Ann Lurie Place in Archer Heights. Located near the intersection with S Keeler Avenue, the new structure will add on to the existing two-story facility operated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and redevelop the empty lot to the west of it. The project has been in development since before 2019 by the depository and aims to increase the output amid increasing demand for their services.
A permit was issued earlier this month for the new construction of a four-story mixed-use building at 2915 W Belmont Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. The owner of the permits is listed as Noonan Properties LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will yield six dwelling units and two retail spots. The second, third, and fourth floors will also feature front balconies. There will be a roof deck with six parking spaces. The build will replace a vacant lot.