Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site
Nov30

Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site

Construction crews have begun turning the site formerly home to Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church into the newest project by Belgravia Realty Group. Sedgwick at Locust (367 West Locust Street) will be a 6-story condo building with a 52-car parking garage, with electric charging. Designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson Architects, the new development will boast 44 units in total, consisting of 2-bed/2-bath units starting in the...

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Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time
Nov30

Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time

Last week, The Chicago Architecture Blog was at the groundbreaking ceremony for Niche 905 (905 North Orleans Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. Six days later, on the 25th of November, to be precise, the City of Chicago issued a building permit for caisson foundation work and the parking deck that goes through the fourth floor. And wouldn’t you know it, Revcon equipment is already on site, ready to turn that broken...

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Niche 905 Breaks Ground at 905 North Orleans
Nov20

Niche 905 Breaks Ground at 905 North Orleans

The sun cooperated. The wind, not so much. But the cold breeze wasn’t stopping Ascend Real Estate Group from breaking ground on Niche 905, the new FitzGerald Associates-designed 18-story luxury rental tower they’re erecting in a joint effort with Boston’s Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. Bill Wolk, president of Ascend, opened the festivities by thanking everyone involved in the 2-year process of getting Niche 905...

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Something New About to Rise at Saint Dominic’s
Oct21

Something New About to Rise at Saint Dominic’s

For some time we have monitored, chronicled, and lamented the demise of Saint Dominic’s Church at 357 West Locust Street in Cabrini Green.  The historic church was a key brick in the building of today’s Chicago. But like many bricks that get worn over the decades, it was tossed aside and abandoned. Now construction permits have been issued for the new condominium block that will rise on the corner of West Locust and North...

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What’s Next? So Far, It’s Five Floors and Counting
Sep22

What’s Next? So Far, It’s Five Floors and Counting

Of course, we’re just having fun with the name. Next refers to the new residential tower from Fifield Companies at 347 West Chestnut Street in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood. Designed by Chicago architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes, the 28-story high-rise will bring 310 luxury rental apartments to this redeveloping area. Having the word “luxury” in the description means Next has to be loaded with...

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460 West Chicago Skyscraper Back Again, Somewhat Smaller
Sep21

460 West Chicago Skyscraper Back Again, Somewhat Smaller

Back in April we told you about 460 West Chicago Avenue, a 30-story residential tower with 260 residences planned for the northeast corner of West Chicago Avenue and North Cambridge Avenue. The building was scheduled to go before the Chicago Plan Commission five months ago, but got yanked off the table at the last minute.  Since then it’s gone through at least two revisions, one in July and another just a few days ago....

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Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division
Aug21

Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division

The 18-story residential high rise now known as Xavier continues to hurtle towards its Fall opening. The design by GREC Architects is bringing 240 homes to 625 West Division Street, an area rich with urban renewal following the tear-downs in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. A prime piece of real estate situated directly across the street from the new Target store, the 244,000-square-foot building will include ground-floor retail space...

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Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street
Aug20

Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street

There’s a giant crane in the sky at 347 West Chestnut Street, and it’s trying to tell us something. Specifically, that work has been ongoing since we last visited the intersection of Chestnut and Orleans. That was back in June, when Fifield Companies held groundbreaking ceremonies for its latest Cabrini-Green neighborhood development, Next. Once the gold shovels had turned dirt and attendees had downed ahi tacos faster...

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Saint Dominic’s Church Ready For Last Rites
Aug07

Saint Dominic’s Church Ready For Last Rites

Back in July, our Kevin Mungons received divine dispensation to take one last look at the interior of Saint Dominic’s Church at 357 West Locust Street. The city of Chicago, as you recall, had just issued a demolition permit for the 110-year-old edifice. As sad as Kevin’s photos were, it’s even more disheartening to see this once mighty fortress reduced to the piles of rubble and scrap that now appear at the lot in...

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Remarkable Man’s Unremarkable Building to be Demolished
Jul21

Remarkable Man’s Unremarkable Building to be Demolished

It is this blog’s stated goal to “chronicle the urban development of downtown Chicago.”  That necessitates a lot of stories about the redevelopment of the Cabrini Green neighborhood.  But what makes a neighborhood aren’t the developers and architects and engineers and construction workers.  It’s the people. Recently a demolition permit was issued for the unremarkable one-story brick building at 1012 North...

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