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Offline Hayward

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #90 on: September 05, 2011, 10:51:20 PM »
The city changed the zoning designation in the historic Motor Row to block future residential development.  It will assist in the preservation of some the buildings and develop the area into an entertainment district.  This is very good news as the area lacks a good business district, but the type of buildings on Motor Row certainly lend themselves to what could be a vibrant place

http://www.suntimes.com/7409066-417/city-council-moves-to-transform-motor-row-into-music-row.html
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« Reply #91 on: September 06, 2011, 07:10:43 AM »
Very exciting news.  This area definitively needs more commercial and night-life establishments.

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #92 on: September 13, 2011, 11:42:17 PM »
This fall is really going to be buzzing with new highrise activity and I hope to get a bunch of photos.  But what really has me interested is this project not far from my apartment. 

The owners of Atrium Village, a mixed income community intend to upsize their community with more units and enlarged park space.  They would demolish and replace the existing apartment buildings with higher density development.  I really hope the NIMBYs don't kill this one.  The plans also a suggest a brown line station on the L.  There used to be a station there until 1949. 

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #93 on: September 19, 2011, 08:04:02 AM »
That Atrium village plan looks great! So would another stop on the Brown Line at that location!

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #94 on: October 02, 2011, 11:10:39 AM »
Below is a view of construction around South of North.  Shops on Fremont will replace demolished lowrise structures in the foreground, and SoNo2 is rising in the background.  Shops on Fremont will be capable of supporting 20-30 floors on their 3-4 story base.  All the small vacant parking lots you see here do have plans.  To the right of the car dealership, the site was cleared to make way for an 8-story midrise, which I don't have renderings for.


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The larger building at the back is the one that would support a highrise building

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And while in the area, I haven't heard much about the New City development.  The site has fallen silent.  Look at that massive garage though!

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2011, 09:00:57 PM »
Mega Update Time! I couldn't catch everything, and there's a few highrises just breaking ground that I'll catch next time.

INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY
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STUDENT HOUSING
18th near Pink Line Station



PING TOM MEMORIAL PARK EXTENSION
Chinatown



RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Okay...rather it's just a general panorama, but you can see it behind the Trib.



BURBERRY FLAGSHIP
North Michigan Avenue



RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES
North Michigan Avenue



MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL RESTORATION
Oak Street



ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
South Wabash Avenue





MIXED-USE BUILDING
Devon Ave.



DAMEN HALL REPLACEMENT ACADEMIC BUILDING
Loyola University - Lakeshore





ADMIRAL
Foster and Marine






OLDTOWN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Wells St.


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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2011, 10:33:24 PM »
Awesome updates. Thanks!
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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2011, 04:15:11 AM »
Impressive developments everywhere!  The energy and momentum of your great city is awesome!  Thank you, NorthAndre.

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« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2011, 07:59:50 PM »
Thanks guys!  Here's more info on the Admiral BTW.  The back part of the building has yet to be completed, but it shouldn't be long before this is finished.

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/10/03/new-photos-admiral-on-the-lakedamen-hall.php#admiral-3

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« Reply #99 on: October 11, 2011, 10:48:23 PM »
I rode past the Motor Club building on Water Street today.  It's one my favorite small art deco buildings.

So convenient for this fresh article.  The buyers intend to renovate / restore the building into a boutique hotel. 
http://www.suntimes.com/business/8158503-452/chicago-motor-club-building-due-for-an-overhaul-maybe-a-hotel.html

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2011, 09:37:46 PM »
Recent video about the 95th Dan Ryan stop on the red line.
http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2011/10/video-state-of-95dan-ryan.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheSixthWard+%28The+Sixth+Ward%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

One of the people interviewed mentions the red line extension.  More info on that here.
http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/planning/Red_Line_Extension_UPRR_LPA.pdf

It would service (somewhat) the historic Pullman neighborhood.  Most people are probably surprised by the stop at 130th, but I guess there must be big plans for Lake Calumet





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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2011, 11:09:47 PM »
Here's a few shots I took and photoshopped on my iphone.  I think i'm going to go crazy taking photos with the camera on the 4s











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« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2011, 11:33:04 PM »
Beautiful colors! MI Ave is looking good with that new asphalt.  I was there a couple weeks ago when it was all torn up which was not so pleasant.  BUT I did see the google streetview camera car near your last two shots.  Can't wait to see if I'm there in google maps waiving like a loser.

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« Reply #103 on: October 30, 2011, 11:52:13 PM »
Yeah the resurfacing was a really big deal.  The pavement along Michigan Ave had some major potholes and areas around drains were actually collapsing.  Since the resurfacing, my commute time by bike has actually improved.

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #104 on: October 31, 2011, 06:04:29 AM »
I love that little park in front of the Park Hyatt

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2011, 08:52:33 PM »
Morgan Street Green and Pink line infill station to serve the Fulton Market Neighborhood.





K-Station City / Fulton River District...another new residential highrise part of this huge complex of buildings.  The Kennedy expressway runs beneath where that giant drill bit is sitting.

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2011, 07:57:15 AM »
^-I can't wait for that station to be finished.  That neighborhood has so much potential to be a lively destination (down the street it already kind of is).  This will make things better :).

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« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2011, 06:37:54 PM »
^  I was actually looking at renting a loft a block down a couple years ago, but was discouraged by the fact that there was no transit stop close enough, despite the El passed right by.  Well...it's getting built now.  I'm sure that loft has been rented by now.


New streeterville tower.  I like it!  Images from Curbed Chicago.  Read more here:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/10/david-hoveys-streeterville-debut.php



Currently an empty site with double decked street access.  Directly North of it is the Ronald McDonald house tower which is finishing up exterior construction.
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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2011, 06:53:15 PM »
Renderings released for my neighborhood Jewel Grocery Store to be demolished into

A JEWEL GROCERY STORE TOWER!!!!

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Read more: http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/21/tower-of-jewel-could-tower-over-clark-and-division.php








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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2011, 09:11:04 PM »
Oh lawd.
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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #110 on: November 22, 2011, 11:24:28 PM »
^ Well you have your Kroger Tower. 

And just look at the beast of a parking podium.  You know Chicagoans love their free parking when they shop 

Another new development I stumbled across.  Conversion of The Fulton Market Cold Storage Building into an office building.

I'm aware not everyone is happy with the de-industrialization of Carroll Ave into yuppie central.  But it's a delicate balancing act of keeping the grit while some of these companies move to areas outside the downtown, closer to where their employees live and in more modern facilities.



Here you see the cold storage building in the background behind some converted industrial buildings

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2011, 11:03:21 PM »
360 W. Hubbard has financing

Construction Start: Now


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http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/16/show-me-the-money-two-rental-towers-get-financing.php
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« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2011, 11:09:03 PM »
AMLI is under construction now.  I'll see if I can get pics soon.


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« Reply #113 on: November 28, 2011, 11:17:02 PM »
An important renovation project in the Near West side.  The city purchased the vacant building for $5 million.  The building will become affordable housing and has the $20 million necessary to begin renovations.

http://g.co/maps/d3sh9
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« Reply #114 on: November 29, 2011, 10:23:34 PM »
Looks like Walmart will be opening their next store inside the 3-story The Recycled Paper Greetings Building on Chicago's Northside.

http://g.co/maps/3ddgv


Renderings of the Ravenswood Station Plan.  Lots of commercial, but the residential tower was ditched due to large enough community opposition.  Lame.

http://www.centersquarejournal.com/news/ravenswood-station-developers-to-discuss-plans-thursday
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« Reply #115 on: December 01, 2011, 06:26:20 PM »
Nice article about the potential renovation of the 3 Million sqft vacant post office.

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.com/article/20111201/CRED01/111209981/point-man-for-old-main-post-office#ixzz1fJr3fRur

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Re: Chicago, IL Developments
« Reply #116 on: December 03, 2011, 06:51:14 AM »
Ravenswood Station is an interesting concept; develop a market and other retail and make sure nobody lives nearby, but provide plenty of parking. Where have I seen that sort of thinking embraced before? Oh .... wait ....


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« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2011, 12:47:30 AM »
Yeah this has been a huge debated issue.  There's a small minority group of us that think Chicago allows waaaay too much parking.  It's the reason Chicago is one of the largest auto-oriented cities in the US.  I'll admit to being a bit hypocritical since I have, and will probably own a car here in the future.  But once you get used to the way the system works, it's very easy to own a car here and drive around the city.
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« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2011, 08:01:32 AM »
I looked at the whole presentation, and I liked what I saw.  The parking is in the back, and the storefront is up to the street.  Its also right next to a Metra stop, so the parking lot can double as a "kiss and ride"

Ravenswood is pretty densely populated, so there will be plenty of walk up business.
But, to each thier own.  I would kill for a shopping center designed like that in my neighborhood in New Orleans.

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« Reply #119 on: December 05, 2011, 10:08:56 PM »