City Council Approves New Venue In West Town
The Chicago City Council has approved the commercial development at 1675 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located near the intersection with W Wabansia Avenue and near both Lincoln Yards and the Salt Shed, the project will reuse an existing storage building and adjacent vacant lot. Called ‘The Outset’, the music venue is being developed by a team under the name 1675 Holdings LLC with an undisclosed architect.
The work will begin with the redevelopment of the existing two-story and 23-foot-tall building clad in red brick on the north half of the site; this will also include the opening of a new front door and repairs to the exterior facade. Once fixed it will be repainted black with a rippling circle motif and a suspended trellis along the street front, partially covering the entrance and two service windows for a ticket booth and for coat check. The existing loading zone will be used as such again with direct access to the stage and green room areas.
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