Several projects in the Logan Square neighborhood have progressed some since we’ve last visited, so we figured it was time for some updates. Here we go!

Back in June, the Patriot Parking building at 206-12 N. 22nd St. was being demolished. The old structure is long gone, and construction has been going on here for the past couple of months. When developer Michael Carosella of C&R is finished here, five new high-end homes will be found on this spot. Obviously, there’s stll plenty of work to be done here. But progress is progress.

In the past

Current view. Walls are starting to go up.

Only a block away, an even larger project is finally moving forward. Back in May, a former School District building on the northwest corner of 21st & Race was being demolished. The site has been vacant for several months now, but when we passed by yesterday we spotted a growing hole in the ground. This can only mean that construction is finally underway for eight new ultra-high-end homes with list prices exceeding $1M from Matzi Builder and Developers.

This building is now gone

See the hole?

Finally, we turn again to the east and note that progress has continued swiftly on the Franklin Institute expansion, which we last thought about over the summer. The “shimmer wall,” from artist Ned Kahn, seems finished and looked really awesome yesterday. We suggest you check it out in person if you’re in the area.

Oooooh! Ahhhh!

And if you’re interested in the other residential projects, we suggest you wait a few months before checking them out. Maybe by springtime?