The Shedd Aquarium has just revealed the initial details of its Centennial Commitment renovation for its original building at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Museum Campus. The project is part of the larger $500 million Centennial Commitment program in anticipation for its 100th celebration in 2030. The effort is led by the aquarium itself under the guidance of president and CEO Bridget Coughlin who took over in 2016.
Exterior construction is nearing the finish line for a new four-story mixed-use building at 508 E Pershing Avenue in Bronzeville. This new structure is being developed by The Community Builders, whose plans include 3,500 square feet of commercial space, topped by 53 apartment dwellings on the upper floors. Prior to development, the property was occupied by a vacant grass lot.
A permit was approved earlier this week for a new three-story residential building at 4750 S Martin Luther King Drive in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Walton Street Builders Inc is listed as the owner and plans indicate this project will yield three total units, each with rear steal porches and an egress staircase. The development will be accompanied by a concrete patio and a four-car private masonry garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.
Construction is rapidly rising for a new 10-story mixed-use development known as 43Green, situated at 4308 S Calumet Avenue in Bronzeville. Co-developers P3 Markets and The Habitat Company have planned 5,000 square feet of retail and a total of 99 apartments on the upper floors. Size-wise, the structure will stand at a pinnacle height of 106 feet, while spanning just over 96,000 square feet.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of a mixed-used development at 201 S Kedzie Avenue in East Garfield Park. The project dubbed ‘Garfield Green’ recently received its Plan Commission approval and will be located across two empty lots on the corner with S Fifth Avenue and split into two phases. Developer Preservation of Affordable Housing worked with Perkins + Will as well as Nia Architects on the design which takes height cues from the adjacent Marshall Metro High School.