River North Office Building Ditching Cars for Cubicles
Feb13

River North Office Building Ditching Cars for Cubicles

All over Chicago real estate developers are taking advantage of the city’s recently revised zoning regulations that allow them to jettison parking spaces from their plans in favor of lucrative residential space, as long as they’re within a certain distance of a mass transit hub. But what if your office building is already built?  And it isn’t near a transit hub?  And its parking garage is almost always 40% empty?...

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After Many Long Days, Studio Gang’s Solstice About to Cast Shadows
Feb13

After Many Long Days, Studio Gang’s Solstice About to Cast Shadows

This past Friday, Mother Nature issued a permit allowing the daffodils in Lincoln Park to start reaching out of their burrows and raising their heads skyward.  Coincidentally, it was the same day that the City of Chicago issued a permit allowing Hyde Park’s newest skyscraper to grow to its final height. CONSTRUCT NEW 26 STORY, 250 DWELLING UNIT BUILDING. 316 PARKING SPACES IN A 5 STORY CLASS J GARAGE. REFERENCE...

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SRO Watch: Habitat’s East Park Getting $7m Renovation
Feb13

SRO Watch: Habitat’s East Park Getting $7m Renovation

The Habitat Company, one of the few big Chicago developers who aren’t afraid of the poors, is pouring seven million dollars into renovating an S.R.O. in East Garfield Park. The East Park S.R.O. is a five-story building just two blocks from the park and its magnificent and historic fieldhouse.  It features 152 furnished homes, each with its own bath, full-sized appliances,  and even air conditioning. According to the construction...

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One Bennett Park Reaches 100
Feb13

One Bennett Park Reaches 100

It’s not exactly a secret that One Bennett Park is one of our favorite recent projects in Chicago. It’s tall.  It’s different-looking (for Chicago). It’s in Streeterville.  What’s not to like? So it just seemed natural that we broke out the last three leftover New Year’s party poppers and microwaved some Totinos pizza rolls when we received word last week that construction has reached a milestone:...

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