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1125 W Van Buren St


200-unit TOD building in the West Loop

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1125 W Van Buren St


200-unit TOD building in the West Loop

MAPS is providing these services to Tandem Partners:

  • Building permit management through Chicago’s Direct Developer Services (DDS) process

About the project

A 24-story Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) building with 200 dwelling units.

Architect: Antunovich Associates

Renderings by Antunovich Associates

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Roosevelt Square Community Center


An SOS Illinois community center in Roosevelt Square, Chicago

Roosevelt Square Community Center


An SOS Illinois community center in Roosevelt Square, Chicago

MAPS is providing these services to SOS Illinois:

  • Building permit management

  • Alternative Code Approval Request (ACAR) for cross-laminated timber (CLT) and gluelam structure

About the project

SOS Illinois is opening a new construction community center in the Roosevelt Square neighborhood of Chicago.

Architect: JGMA

Renderings by JGMA

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District 1860


Mixed-use redevelopment in Lincolnwood, Illinois

District 1860


Mixed-use redevelopment in Lincolnwood, Illinois

MAPS is providing these services to Tucker Development:

  • Accessibility code review

  • General building code consulting based on IBC 2015 & IECC 2018

  • Construction administration

About the project

District 1860 is a mixed-use project with apartments, shops, and a hotel.

Architect: CallisonRTKL

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Campbell Terrace


Affordable housing renovation in Logan Square

Campbell Terrace


Affordable housing renovation in Logan Square

MAPS is providing these services to Related Midwest:

About the project

Campbell Terrace at 2061 N Campbell Avenue in Logan Square is an existing 12-story building with 249 apartments for senior citizens, built in 1984.

Building permits

  • Interior unit renovations, aesthetic improvements, and accessibility upgrades; exterior window replacement - issued March 27, 2019

Architect: DesignBridge

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1315 N North Branch St


Adaptive reuse in Goose Island

1315 N North Branch St


Adaptive reuse in Goose Island

MAPS is providing these services to R2 Companies:

  • Existing conditions survey

  • Zoning assessment, which included sign calculations for a future tenant’s usage

  • Permit management for core & shell renovations

  • Permit management for future tenant improvements

About the project

R2 Companies, known for their adaptive reuse projects, engaged MAPS for a suite of services.

This 140,000 square foot building is actually a group of several vintage buildings. The buildings are so old that the City of Chicago had no permit drawings on file (many of the permit drawings burned in a 1950s fire). Old permit drawings, which MAPS can usually obtain for its clients, are helpful to the design architects to know the construction type to which they design their program.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

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740 N Aberdeen


TOD apartments in West Town

740 N Aberdeen


TOD apartments in West Town

MAPS is providing these services to Fifield:

  • Permit management for the foundation, superstructure, and full building permit through the Chicago Direct Developer Services (DDS) program

About the project

This 13-story residential building will have 188 dwelling units and 80 car parking spaces.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Permits

Construction photos


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NOVA


New construction tower adjacent to Scio apartments at Ashland & Taylor

NOVA


New construction tower adjacent to Scio apartments at Ashland & Taylor

MAPS is providing these services to Focus Development:

  • Foundation permit

  • Full building permit

  • Office of Underground Coordination (OUC) process

About the project

The 18-story tower at 1536 W. Taylor St. will have 254 apartments, and is an expansion of the Scio apartment complex (formerly known as Medical District Apartments). The building is co-developed by Guggenheim Partners, Atlantic Realty Partners, and Focus Development.

Architect: bKL Architecture

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Lincoln Park Playscape


A new outdoor play concept

Lincoln Park Playscape


A new outdoor play concept

MAPS is providing these services to the Lincoln Park Conservancy

  • MAP Studio design services

  • Architect of Record (AOR)

About the project

The Lincoln Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization that maintains and develops natural areas in Lincoln Park (the park). Its past projects include restoring the North Pond and Alfred Caldwell-designed Lily Pool and operating the Lincoln Park Conservatory, one of two free conservatories in Chicago.

The Lincoln Park Conservancy and the Chicago Park District are extending the existing Sunshine Playlot with a new, natural playscape designed by Ayres Associates.

Site plan rendering is a concept drawing only

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Phoenix Bean


Renovating and expanding a tofu factory in Chicago

Phoenix Bean


Renovating and expanding a tofu factory in Chicago

MAPS is providing these services to Phoenix Bean:

  • MAP Studio design services

  • Building permit management

About the project

Phoenix Bean is a 30-year-old tofu and soy products factory in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Jenny Yang purchased the existing business in 2006. In 2019, the business will move to 5410 N Broadway and will be expanding the building to include a larger factory floor and a retail area.

MAP Studio is designing the interior renovation, and will design the ground up addition on the adjacent lot.

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Epiphany Center for the Arts


Converting a landmarked former church to event space

Epiphany Center for the Arts


Converting a landmarked former church to event space

MAPS provided these services to BCG Enterprises:

  • Building permit management

  • Chicago Landmarks coordination

  • CDOT permits

  • Building Board of Appeals

About the project

The former Church of the Epiphany, at 201 S Ashland Ave, in the Near West Side closed in 2011. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It was most recently used as a temporary space by Nike for a “Just Do It” basketball practice facility in August 2018.

The building is being renovated to preserve the Chicago landmark and create a performing arts and events space called Epiphany Center for the Arts.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Photo above courtesy of Nike

Building permits

  • Renovation & alteration permit to convert the church, dormitory, and basement into a performing arts space - issued May 3, 2019

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3300 N Clark


TOD building in Lakeview

3300 N Clark


TOD building in Lakeview

MAPS is providing these services to BlitzLake:

About the project

This eight-story residential building will have 140 apartments.

Architect: bKL Architecture

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The Ardus


Reuse and addition for new apartments in River North

The Ardus


Reuse and addition for new apartments in River North

The existing building is in beige on the left and the new building is in black steel and glass on the right. Photo: George Guarino

The existing building is in beige on the left and the new building is in black steel and glass on the right. Photo: George Guarino

MAPS provided these services to CEDARst Companies and Harlem Irving Companies:

  • Deep foundation permit

  • Full building permit

  • Multiple grants of privilege (GOP) for using the public way

Architect: Booth Hansen

 

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Redeveloping former Freedom Center


Converting Salvation Army’s former Freedom Center to new housing in Cedar Streets’ FLATS brand

Redeveloping former Freedom Center


Converting Salvation Army’s former Freedom Center to new housing in Cedar Streets’ FLATS brand

MAPS provided these services to CEDARst Companies:

  • Permit management through Direct Developer Services

  • Adaptive reuse landmarks coordination

About the project

Cedar Street is redeveloping Salvation Army’s former multi-building Freedom Center (which moved to Humboldt Park in 2015) into 260 apartments at 105 S Ashland Ave in Chicago, Illinois. There will be retail and nine parking spaces; 46 of the apartments will be rented as affordable.

The Duncan is in a Transit-Oriented Development area (known as Transit-Served Location in the Municipal Code of Chicago) because of its proximity to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Lake Green/Pink Line station, and the Ashland bus routes. This proximity to either the ‘L’ station or the bus route reduces the off-street parking requirement. The building’s Chicago landmark status also reduces the off-street parking requirement.

Architect: Booth Hansen

Building permits

  • Direct Developer Services permit for interior and exterior renovations for the 4-6 story building, issued April 11, 2019. The general contractor is Method Construction, which is part of CEDARst Companies.

  • Direct Developer Services permit for interior and exterior renovations for the 4-story building, issued April 10, 2019.

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Lions for Hope sports complex


New sports fields in the Near West Side

Lions for Hope sports complex


New sports fields in the Near West Side

We’re providing Chicago Lions Charitable Association these services:

The Lions for Hope Sports Complex is a partnership between the Chicago Lions Charitable Association and the Chicago Hope Academy. The rugby fields at 2637 W Polk St would also be used by students of Noble Charter Schools and Chicago Public Schools.

Architect: Team A

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Concord at Sheridan


Public-private partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority

Concord at Sheridan


Public-private partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority

Services at Concord at Sheridan

MAPS obtained a self-erecting crane permit for Madison Construction, one of our many Permit Management services, and a novel permit in the City of Chicago. Self-erecting cranes are ideal for smaller construction sites and are quicker to assemble.

About the project

Concord at Sheridan is a mixed-use development at 6438 N Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. It is co-developed by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and a private development team including Three Corners Development. It builds 111 mixed-income apartments, a small-format Target store, additional retail space, and community space for the adjacent Caroline Hedger Apartments for senior citizens.

Architects: GREC Architects


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Construction progress

Photos taken October 23, 2018

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3200 N Clark (renovation)


Addition to an existing TOD building in Lakeview

3200 N Clark (renovation)


Addition to an existing TOD building in Lakeview

MAPS is providing permit management for the renovation/alteration permit for BlitzLake.

About the project

The existing eight-story residential building has 90 apartments and eight more apartments are being added, which is allowed within the existing Planned Development at 3200 N Clark St. MAP Strategies works on all kinds of projects for its clients, from this minor addition for BlitzLake to their new high-rise one block north at 3300 N Clark St.

Architect: Hooker DeJong

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Southbridge


Redevelopment of former Harold L. Ickes Homes site

Southbridge


Redevelopment of former Harold L. Ickes Homes site

We’re providing these services to the development team:

About the project

The Southbridge project is a redevelopment between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and the development team of The Community Builders and McCaffery Interests. Southbridge will have 770 apartments and 107 townhouses, in a typical CHA mixed-income configuration (some public housing, some affordable housing, some market-rate housing).

Architects: Antunovich Associates, Gensler, and NIA Architects.

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Tribune Tower


Historic tower & campus renovation

Tribune Tower


Historic tower & campus renovation

We provided these services to CIM and Golub:

  • Strategic compliance partner

  • Permit management for all interior renovations and façade restoration

  • Code consulting

  • Landmarks coordination

The Tribune Tower is an historic building, formerly the headquarters to the Chicago Tribune, one of two major daily newspapers in Chicago. The new owners, CIM and Golub, are converting the campus to residential and expanding the retail presence along Michigan Avenue and Pioneer Court.

MAP Strategies is proud to be part of this ambitious plan. The main tower has been a designated Chicago landmark since 1989, and City rules require special care be taken when modifying landmarked structures. As part of the coordination with the City's Landmarks staff, MAPS worked with the development team to take the project through the Permit Review Committee process.

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)

Construction photos of the Tribune Tower and renovation

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Avenir


A new TOD building in West Town at 730 N Milwaukee Ave

Avenir


A new TOD building in West Town at 730 N Milwaukee Ave

We provided Tandem Partners these services:

  • Permit management, including foundation and full building permit

  • CDOT permits: road and sidewalk closures

The apartment building, a transit-oriented development, at 730 N Milwaukee Ave in West Town, will have 196 units.

Architect: Antunovich Associates

Updates

Construction photos (in order from earliest to latest)

Renderings of 730 N Milwaukee by Antunovich Associates

Building permits (phased permitting)

  • Direct Developer Services - Full building permit for a new 23-story mixed-use high rise building with apartments parking and ground floor retail. Includes renovations and alterations to adjacent existing 3-story office building. structural demolition and alteration of existing 3-story building permitted under 100755586. – issued September 12, 2018

  • Direct Developer Services - Foundations-only permit for a new 23 story mixed use high rise building with apartments, parking and ground floor retail – issued July 10, 2018

Direct Developer Services (DDS) is an elective process that uses approved third-party peer review architects and code consultants to review building plans for code compliance. It’s helpful for large developments and can reduce permitting time.

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633 W North Ave


A mixed-use TOD building in Old Town

633 W North Ave


A mixed-use TOD building in Old Town

We provided White Oak Realty Partners these services:

The residential building, a transit-oriented development due to its proximity to the North/Clybourn Red Line station and reduced parking requirement, will have 261 units.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Updates

Construction photos

Renderings of 633 W North Ave

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2845 W Belden


A TOD residence in Logan Square

2845 W Belden


A TOD residence in Logan Square

We provided these services to Inland National Development Corporation:

  • Permit management, including full building permit with deep foundations, through Direct Developer Services (DDS)

  • Earth retention systems diagram

This Logan Square apartment building, a transit-oriented development due to its proximity to the CTA's California Blue Line station and the reduced parking requirement, will have 100 units.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Building permits

Renderings of 2845 W Belden Ave by FitzGerald Associates Architects

Construction photos

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The Mason


A 14-story residential building in Fulton Market

The Mason


A 14-story residential building in Fulton Market

We provided Marquette Companies these services:

  • Accessibility code review

  • Permit management

  • CDOT permits: road and sidewalk closures

The apartment building at 180 N Ada Street (Lake & Ada) in the Fulton Market/West Loop neighborhood has 263 units.

Architect: Brininstool + Lynch

Completed construction photos

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Milieu


A 19-story residential building in the West Loop at 845 W Adams St

Milieu


A 19-story residential building in the West Loop at 845 W Adams St

We provided these services to Crayton Advisors and White Oak Realty Partners:

The 19-story building has 275 apartments and ground floor retail across from Mary Bartelme Park. The building was previously known as 205 S Peoria St.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

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Library + Housing


A new building type: library & mixed-income housing above

Library + Housing


A new building type: library & mixed-income housing above

We provided these services to Related Midwest:

  • Strategic planning

  • Permit management services for full building, foundations, and site improvements

The Taylor Street Apartments and Roosevelt Branch Library, at 1342 W Taylor Street, is a public-private partnership among the Chicago Housing Authority (which owns the site), the Chicago Public Library, and Related Midwest, which is developing the site. The new library will replace the branch on Taylor Street that has been in a small, leased space for many years. There will be 73 mixed-income apartments. 

Architect: SOM

Construction photos (December 4, 2018)

Renderings by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Draper


Adaptive reuse at 5050 N Broadway in Uptown, a future FLATS building

Draper


Adaptive reuse at 5050 N Broadway in Uptown, a future FLATS building

We provided these services to Cedar Street and Method Construction:

  • Full building permit

  • Foundation permit

The building is planned to have 300 residential units.

Architect: Booth Hansen

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Lathrop


Redeveloping an historic public housing site

Lathrop


Redeveloping an historic public housing site

We provided these services to Related Midwest:

  • Underground coordination for the site and building
  • Full building permit for Phase 1A comprising 15 gut rehabs of buildings, and the new construction of one new mid-rise building

The Julia C. Lathrop homes in Lincoln Park are one of Chicago's first public housing developments, and is being redeveloped by the Chicago Housing Authority and Related Midwest. It joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. 

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Logan Crossing


A large mixed-use development in Logan Square

Logan Crossing


A large mixed-use development in Logan Square

We are providing our Permit Management service to Fifield and Terraco.

  • Demolition permit

  • Full building permit

The mixed-use building will have 220 apartments and 115,000 square feet of commercial space in two buildings along Milwaukee Avenue. The building is made with cold-formed metal framing (CMFM) with light gauge structural steel atop a single-story podium made with structural steel.

CMFM is allowed in the Chicago Building Code through a memo, and parts of the memo have been incorporated in the updated Chicago Building Code that was adopted on April 10, 2019. The updated CBC also incorporates the International Building Code (IBC 2018) that allows CMFM to higher levels and heights with a lower fire rating than the current CBC with memo.

Architect: Antunovich Associates

General Contractor: Focus

Construction photos of Logan Crossing (ordered oldest to newest)

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One Bennett Park


A luxury high-rise in Streeterville

One Bennett Park


A luxury high-rise in Streeterville

We provided these services to Related Midwest:

  • Full quality control code review of all disciplines: architecture, MEP, structural, zoning, and accessibility, to improve the design prior to permit submittal.

  • Foundation and full building permit management

One Bennett Park, also known as 451 E Grand Avenue, is a 67-story luxury condominium building. The building opened for occupancy in late 2018.

Architect: Robert A.M. Stern
Landscape architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

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A.M. 1980


Transit-oriented development in Bucktown/Logan Square

A.M. 1980


Transit-oriented development in Bucktown/Logan Square

We provided these services to Clayco, the developer:

  • Full quality control code review of all disciplines: architecture, MEP, structural, zoning, and accessibility, to improve the design prior to permit submittal.

  • Foundation and full building permit management

The mixed-use building at 1980 N Milwaukee Avenue will have 132 apartments and 6,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

Architect: BatesForum (formerly Forum Studio)

MAPS Updates

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Arclight Cinemas


New City, Lincoln Park, Chicago

Arclight Cinemas


New City, Lincoln Park, Chicago

We provided these services for Arclight Cinemas's first Midwest project:

  • Code consultant
  • Permit management
  • Owner's representation
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theWit


A hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois

theWit


A hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois

We provided Smashotels with these services:

  • Design compliance
  • Permit management
  • MAPS Tracker
  • Ongoing code consulting
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The Sinclair


Gold Coast high rise, Chicago, Illinois

The Sinclair


Gold Coast high rise, Chicago, Illinois

We provided Fifield these services:

  • Design compliance
  • Permit management
  • Ongoing code consulting

The building, at 1201 N LaSalle Drive, is for their 35-story residential high-rise and integrated Jewel grocery store.

Architect: SCB

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3Eleven


River North high rise, Chicago, Illinois

3Eleven


River North high rise, Chicago, Illinois

We provided The John Buck Company with our Permit Management service.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Press: Curbed Chicago, ChicagoArchitecture

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727 W Madison


West Loop apartment high rise

727 W Madison


West Loop apartment high rise

We provided these services to Fifield Companies and F&F Realty:

  • Design compliance

  • Permit management

  • Ongoing code consulting

727 W Madison, formerly known as One South Halsted, is now the tallest building in the West Loop at 496 feet. Conveniently located to dozens of shops, grocery stores, and services, the building has 492 apartments within walking distance to jobs in the West Loop and Fulton Market.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

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Spoke


Mixed-used high-rise in West Town, Chicago, Illinois

Spoke


Mixed-used high-rise in West Town, Chicago, Illinois

We provided permit management services to Bond Companies.

Spoke is a mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD) building at 1001 W Chicago Avenue.

Architect: FitzGerald Associates

Press: Curbed Chicago

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Autograph


An Autograph hotel in the Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois

Autograph


An Autograph hotel in the Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois

We provided these services to Smashotels:

  • License strategy and procurement
  • MAPS Tracker
  • Permit management

Architect: Koo

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Big Deahl


A new retail building and clubhouse in the Clybourn Corridor

Big Deahl


A new retail building and clubhouse in the Clybourn Corridor

We provided these services to Structured Development:

Big Deahl is a new development in the Near North Side with a retail building at 1460 N Dayton St, a new building for the Menomonee Club on Blackhawk St, and a small park on Blackhawk St.

Architect: CallisonRTKL

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Landmark West Loop


1035 W Van Buren St

Landmark West Loop


1035 W Van Buren St

We provided these services to Related Midwest:

  • Permit management
  • Underground design compliance

Architect: Morris Adjmi Architects

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Hudson Group


Chicago airport store constructions & renovations

Hudson Group


Chicago airport store constructions & renovations

We provided these services to Hudson Group for their Hudson News, ink by Hudson, Hudson Baggage, iStore, and FAO Schwarz stores at Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) airports:

  • Permit management

  • Code consulting

Architect: IBI Group

Building permits

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1553 N Wells


Transit-oriented development condo building in Old Town

1553 N Wells


Transit-oriented development condo building in Old Town

We provided these services to JAB Real Estate:

  • Permit management within the Chicago Direct Developer Services (DDS) process, comprising the foundation, superstructure, and full building permits

  • Underground coordination for the building through the Office of Underground Coordination (OUC)

Architect: SPACE Architects + Planners