Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame
Jun22

Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame

If you thought Onni Group, the Vancouver based developer, was done after recently announcing redevelopment plans for Atrium Village, think again. Tonight, Onni revealed its plan to build a 32-story residential tower at 353 West Grand Avenue during a presentation at the East Bank Club. When complete, the tower will sit on the west end of the site while the remaining area will consist of 15,000 square feet of retail space that butts up...

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What’s Next For Lakeshore East: Pedways, Parks and Pupils
Jun22

What’s Next For Lakeshore East: Pedways, Parks and Pupils

The late mayor Richard J. Daley famously referred to Chicago as “The City That Works.”  The reason the City That Works works at all is because of a complex thicket of paperwork that spells out the rules and procedures for pretty much everything that happens in the city, from the correct size of a parking space on a one-way street with diagonal parking on both sides (17 feet x 9 feet) to the number of parking spaces...

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Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive
Jun22

Getting to Know… 465 North Park Drive

Way back in Episode Two of our Chicago Neverbuilt series, we told you about a lickable, curvalicious skyscraper once planned for 465 North Park Drive.  It was designed by friends-of-the-blog SCB on behalf of a great big east coast financial services company, which eventually decided not to build it. The vacant lot at 465 is once again in play, with yet another curvy skyscraper — this time from the pencils of Pappageorge Haymes. We are...

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