Chicago Cheat Sheet: Rare remaining Louis Sullivan-designed home hits the market

Also, Hoffman Estate mulling TIF at site of stalled development

Louis Sullivan and 2147 North Cleveland Avenue (Credit: Wikipedia and J Harron Group)
Louis Sullivan and 2147 North Cleveland Avenue (Credit: Wikipedia and J Harron Group)

Rare remaining house designed by “father of skyscrapers” for sale
A home designed by legendary architect Louis Sullivan hit the market in Lincoln Park. The house on Cleveland Avenue is one of only five single-family homes designed by Sullivan remaining in the city. Built in 1884, the home has been restored over the past 30 years by Jessica Lagrange, who owns her own interior design firm in River North. Lagrange is asking $2 million for the five-bedroom house. Julie Harron of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. [Crain’s]

Stalled Hoffman Estates development could get TIF boost
Hoffman Estates officials are mulling the creation of a tax increment financing district to help jumpstart a long-delayed development. Money generated by the district would help pay for water and sewer service for a 64-acre parcel at Higgins and Old Sutton Roads. The land is part of the proposed 185-acre Plum Farms commercial and residential development, which has been stalled for the past two years. The parcel served by the TIF district could include a gas station, convenience store, 100,000 square feet of self storage and a 150,000-square-foot retail center, officials said. [Daily Herald]

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Red Apple Buffet closes in Avondale
A long-time staple of Avondale’s Polish dining scene has closed. The Red Apple Buffet served up all-you-can-eat meals at 3121 North Milwaukee Avenue for 30 years. The owners in December sold the property to a Wilmot Properties, which plans to replace it with a condo building with retail and restaurant space, Red Apple co-owner Anna Hebal said. A location of the restaurant at 6474 North Milwaukee will remain open. [Block Club]

Computer firm expanding quickly in Lockport industrial complex
Acer Service Corporation inked a big lease expansion in a Lockport industrial building. The computer service provider will take another 51,000 square feet in Duke Realty’s building at 16508 South John Lane Crossing. Acer just last year moved in to 166,000 square feet in the 300,000-square-foot “Lockport 16508” building. Colliers International’s Jim Herbst represented Acer in the lease, while Jason West and Sean Henrick of Cushman & Wakefield represented Duke. [REJournals]

Arlington Heights approves final piece of Block 425 redevelopment
Taylor Morrison is cleared to build a townhouse project in a corner of Arlington Heights that’s seeing a surge of development. The developer’s Sigwalt 16 complex will feature 16 townhomes along Sigwalt Street between Chestnut and Highland avenues. The complex will fill out the remainder of the “Block 425” parcel that’s also poised to get the three-building Arlington 425 mixed-use development. Construction on the townhouses is set to begin in the fall and take about a year. [Daily Herald]