Week Links: February 17-23, 2013

Chicago Skyline

Here’s what else is going up around Chicago:

  • DNAInfo reports that the developer who wants to put up a $220 million project in Uptown is ready to compromise on affordable housing.
  • DNAInfo also has pictures of the proposed new Metra station in Edgewater.
  • Early this week, the TV stations all ran stories that a new hotel was coming to McCormick Place.  There have been lots of hotel proposals for McCormick Place lately, but because this story was in the Sun-Times the TV stations took it as gospel (that’s just how TV works).  But for us, it got our spidey senses tingling.  Leave it to the guys at Sloopin’ to have the real skinny — The people who announced they’re building a new hotel at that location don’t even own the land.  And the people who do own the land are ready to break ground there on a new data center.  Like so many projects that are announced in Chicago — don’t believe a thing until dirt moves.  And sometimes not even then.
  • DNAInfo reports that the old Marvin Envelope Building in Bucktown is going to be redeveloped into apartments and maybe a gym.

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  • Crain’s Chicago Business reports on the latest mega project proposed for the South Side.  This time it’s a half-billion dollar sports complex. But the developer won’t say where.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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