Construction permits have been filed for a new residential building situated at 2821 W Lyndale Street in Logan Square. Developed by Urban Edge Group LLC, the three-story development will house two total units, and will be topped by a rooftop deck and stair enclosure. There will also be rear decks along the first and second floors, as well as rear stairs from the first to third floors. As for parking, there will be a detached two-car garage with its own rooftop deck. The construction is set to replace a two-story frame residence.
The newly-launched Committee on Design has reviewed a proposed mixed-use development at 5200 W Chicago Avenue in Austin. The property is a rectangular site fronting W Chicago Avenue. The parcel is bound by N Laramie Avenue to the east and N Latrobe Avenue to the west, with a public alley at its northern boundary. The site is currently home to the abandoned Laramie State Bank Building in addition to a series of vacant lots. Led by Heartland Housing Alliance and Oak Park Regional Housing Center, the proposal is the winning bid from the city’s Invest South/West Austin RFP.
Structural work has passed the eighth floor for The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story residential building rising at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. With 161 total units, the planned rental units range in size from studios up through two-bedrooms. Resident amenities comprise of a rooftop pool and lounge, indoor lounge areas, a fitness room, a game area, a business center, and bike storage.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story mixed-use building at North Center‘s 2024 W Irving Park Road. With Sewickly LLC as the owner and developer, the new construction entails a combination of ground-floor retail and 12 condominium units on the upper floors. The project received zoning approval late last year, in which the Zoning Board of Appeals permitted a reduction of the rear setback from 30 feet to 18 feet.
Renovation work is wrapping up at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, where Phoenix Development Partners is converting a former 14-story office building to two Hilton hotels. The classically-styled edifice, originally built in 1904, long served as the headquarters for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and then later as the headquarters for the City Colleges of Chicago. Today it is classified as a national historic landmark, whose exterior is being refurbished and retained in exchange for Class L tax incentives.