West Town’s Hottest Potato About to Plant Roots on Peoria Street
Dec12

West Town’s Hottest Potato About to Plant Roots on Peoria Street

In the 14-year history of this publication, we’ve never seen a building so hated, so demonized, so despised as this one.  When 111 South Peoria was announced, you would have thought that it was announced that a pig farm was being built amid the low-rise brick condos of West Town, and everyone in the neighborhood would be required to take a turn slopping the sows. People’s heads figuratively exploded.  They were literally...

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Contentious 111 South Peoria Plan Passed by Plan Commission
Mar17

Contentious 111 South Peoria Plan Passed by Plan Commission

111 South Peoria, the condo building LG Development wants to build in the West Loop, was approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, despite ongoing resistance from some neighboring residents. Originally proposed as a 13-story apartment building on what is now a surface parking lot adjacent to Mary Bartelme Park, locals cried foul over most aspects of the development, forcing LG back to the drawing table to make alterations....

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111 South Peoria Gets Thumb’s Up; NIMBY Heads Explode Across West Town
Sep08

111 South Peoria Gets Thumb’s Up; NIMBY Heads Explode Across West Town

The *pop* *pop* *pop* noises heard across West Town over the Labor Day weekend weren’t people using up the last of summer’s illicit  fireworks.  It was the heads of local NIMBYs exploding as they heard the news that 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Junior has decided to greenlight the construction of the condo building known as 111 South Peoria. The project from LG Development has been the subject of an unprecedented...

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Unimpressed With Changes, West Loopers Still Vehemently Opposed to 111 South Peoria
Aug11

Unimpressed With Changes, West Loopers Still Vehemently Opposed to 111 South Peoria

For the second time in two months, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th) held a community meeting to discuss a proposed development for 111 South Peoria Street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, currently a surface parking lot. And for the second time, West Loopers came out to the Merit School of Music loaded to the gills with ammo in an attempt to see to it the site remains undeveloped. Not that developers haven’t tried...

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Another Look at 111 South Peoria Street
Jul20

Another Look at 111 South Peoria Street

There is continuing tension in West Town between people who already live there and developers who want to help  more people live there.  For the most part the developments that have sparked such anger and vitriol in the community have been low- and mid-rise buildings, and therefore stay mostly under our radar. But for those of you who weren’t able to get to the most recent community meeting, we present a selection of slides...

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