An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers
Mar30

An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers

Progress continues in the Logan Square neighborhood unofficially located at 2293 North Milwaukee Avenue, as Power Construction builds the Transit Oriented Development near the California Avenue blue line station. 2733 West Belden Avenue, the 12-story structure at the north end of the parcel, and 2210 North Washtenaw Avenue, the 11-story counterpart at the south end, are going up simultaneously. When finished, there will be 220 new...

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830 North Milwaukee, Shot in the Dark
Mar02

830 North Milwaukee, Shot in the Dark

Anyone who’s been up and down Milwaukee Avenue lately knows there’s a lot — actually, lots of lots — going on, from West Town to Logan Square and beyond. One such happening is the Transportation Oriented Development at 830 North Milwaukee Avenue, affectionately known as 830 N Milwaukee. Developed by Akara Partners, and designed by friends-of-the-blog bKL Architecture, this five-story building will house 47...

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Bucktown Gets Into the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Action
Jan07

Bucktown Gets Into the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Action

Just off Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Bucktown Neighborhood, Spearhead Properties is developing 2501 Armitage, at 2501 West Armitage Avenue. The site, former home of art-handler extraordinaire Terry Dowd, Inc., has been cleared and prepped for the new 4-story (the permit says 3 stories; we clearly see 4 in the rendering above) rental property. Designed by Antunovich Associates, the project will bring 78 rental units to the...

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More Rental Units Coming to Milwaukee Avenue
Jan06

More Rental Units Coming to Milwaukee Avenue

Tuesday in this very space, we shared photos with you of the two towers that have just begun to take root in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. But if you think two towers are plenty of activity for one block, you’d be mistaken. Just to the south, at 2211 North Milwaukee Avenue, Property Markets Group is busy erecting L, a 120-unit rental building designed by Chicago firm Brininstool + Lynch. If Arco/Murray National...

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With Controversy Down, Twin Towers Can Go Up
Jan05

With Controversy Down, Twin Towers Can Go Up

Many a teeth were gnashed and many a word were written about the forthcoming “twin-towers” project for the Logan Square neighborhood. Honestly though. we’re over it. You’re more than welcome to go back through our coverage of the community meetings (here and here) if you’d like, but from now on, this space will concentrate on the work being done to move this project forward. Approved by the Chicago Plan...

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500 North Milwaukee Surprises Again
Dec03

500 North Milwaukee Surprises Again

The last time we walked past Akara Partners‘ 500 North Milwaukee Avenue, we were greeted by new signage for Kenect Chicago. As you may well know, we like to see creative name changes here at The Blog, and replacing an address with a unique moniker always scores points in our book. It was for no particular reason that we found ourselves back in the Fulton River District again this week, and lo and behold, there was our other...

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500 North Milwaukee Now Called Kenect Chicago
Nov09

500 North Milwaukee Now Called Kenect Chicago

The low-and-high rise development formerly known by its address of 500 North Milwaukee Avenue is now being called Kenect Chicago. New signs went up around the construction site recently where Akara Partners‘ 14-story residential block and a matching four-story combo residential and retail building are being constructed.  There’s also a knectchicago.com web site to go with it. The different shades of orange triangles and...

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City Issues Logan Square Dual-Tower Permits
Oct23

City Issues Logan Square Dual-Tower Permits

Exactly one month after issuing foundation permits, the City of Chicago has issued permits to begin erecting the controversial dual-tower project in Logan Square. ERECT 12 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOUNDATION PERMIT #100606075. THESE PLANS ALSO INCLUDE 100615401 FOR 2210 N. WASHTENAW. ERECT 11 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOUNDATION PERMIT#100606076. PLANS FOR THIS APPLICATION ARE UNDER...

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Height and Depth Mark Progress at 500 North Milwaukee
Sep16

Height and Depth Mark Progress at 500 North Milwaukee

The two-building complex Akara Partners is developing at 500 North Milwaukee Avenue is well underway, though one might question what these two structures have in common if visiting the site for the first time. On our last drop-in, the four-story portion of the project, located on the east side of Green Street, had barely had its surface scratched. And when we stopped by this week, what used to be a dirt lot is now more of a dirt hole,...

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At Long Last, Logan Square Will Get its Towers After All
Apr22

At Long Last, Logan Square Will Get its Towers After All

The protracted and angry ballet over the Logan Square Dual Towers is finally over, with the Chicago Plan Commission giving its stamp of approval to the project at 2255 North Milwaukee Avenue. As it stands now, the development by Rob Buono, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, will consist of two “towers,” one 11 stories tall and one 12 stories tall,  with a maximum of 220 residences.  They are joined at the base by a...

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