Coming soon to 3350 N. Ashland Avenue

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential development at 3350 N. Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Located just south of the corner with W. Roscoe Street, developer 3350 N Ashland LLC plans to demolish the existing two-story masonry commercial building built in 1988 and has sat vacant for multiple years.

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New homes coming to West Lakeview

The parcel on West Wolfram is one of the last vacant sites in an area that has been made over from industrial to residential in recent decades.

The vacant parcel, most recently used by a plant nursery, was owned by an arm of Alto Manufacturing, a metal fabrication company on Ashland Avenue just east of the lots. In September, a legal entity headed by Giles and Mao Mei, a developer and builder based in Bridgeport, bought the lots for $4.72 million, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. 

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Should the former Blue Bayou building be torn down?

A new listing brochure shows a new building rendering

The former Blue Bayou space has been vacant for years, and a new leasing brochure now shows a new concept for a future tenant. Is the old building worth saving or should it start from scratch to get a chance of a new life?

Comment below your thoughts, and see the full listing here.

This is what is coming to 3015 N. Southport Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved variations for a residential development at 3015 N Southport Avenue in Lake View. Located along N. Southport Avenue, the site is an existing surface parking lot placed adjacent to a public alley.

The property is between W Wellington Avenue and W Nelson Street. CA Ventures is the developer behind the project.

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Abercrombie & Fitch coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Rumors go back for years of Abercrombie & Fitch looking for space in the Southport Corridor.

Abercrombie & Fitch is coming to 3551 N. Southport Avenue, former location of Uncle Dan’s/Gearhead space. The company has been rumored in coming to Southport for years.

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This development could be coming to 640 W. Irving Park Road

Revised plans have been revealed for a proposed residential development at 640 W Irving Park Road. Sharing sites with the existing Immaculata High School, the 22-story building will rise in front of Lake Shore Drive and offer residents unobstructed views of the lake. The project is being developed by KGiles LLC and CA Ventures and designed by Perkins Eastman with Level Architecture.

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Zia’s Lago Vista’s last day is October 3, 2021

Zia announced via Facebook that their last day is October 3, 2021. The space located at 3817 N. Ashland Avenue will be replaced by a Transit Oriented Development (aka, TOD). Rumors are still swirling they may take over the former Blue Bayou space on Southport.

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Touring Chicago’s Southport Corridor – Addison to Grace Street

A tour around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood in Chicago during the Early Fall of 2021

Tour Time! Shopping, eating and playing between Addison and Grace Streets along Southport Avenue during the early Fall of 2021.

This is what is coming to Goose Island in Chicago

Goose Island sits 3 miles south of Southport Avenue in Chicago
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Demo Permits Issued For Howard Brown Health Clinic At 3501 N. Halsted Street In Boystown

Howard Brown Health at 3501 N Halsted Street. Rendering by ArchitraveHoward Brown Health at 3501 N Halsted Street. Rendering by Architrave

From Chicago Yimby, “Demolition permits have now been issued for two single-story masonry buildings, clearing the way for a new Howard Brown Health Clinic to be located at 3501 N Halsted Street in Lake View’s Boystown neighborhood. The five-story mixed-use structure will comprise of 7,600 square feet of ground-level retail, two floors of clinic space, and three floors of Howard Brown administrative office space on the remaining levels.

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Former Sears store set to be replaced by six-story residential building

The mixed-use project calls for commercial space and parking topped by 207 apartments

From Urbanize Chicago, “A proposal from developer Novak Construction to redevelop the former Portage Park Sears location into a mixed-use complex won the crucial support of the Chicago Plan Commission. The $90 million project would reuse the commercial structure at 4730 W. Irving Park Road in the Six Corners shopping district, which has sat vacant since closing in July 2018.

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Preservation Group Fights To Save Lakeview Bank

Construction has started at 3179 N. Clark Street for the Lakeview Connection. This is currently the site of Fifth Third Bank’s drive through and will include a smaller version of the branch, with several more retail spaces available. Rumors that Amazon Fresh is the signed grocery tenant are still swirling.

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