LG Development Pitches Micro-Units at South Loop Meeting
Mar01

LG Development Pitches Micro-Units at South Loop Meeting

What would you do if you had a tiny lot just begging for improvement? Why, you’d build tiny apartments on it, naturally. Which is just what Chicago’s LG Development Group wants to do with the empty lot at 776 South Dearborn Street in the South Loop. At Monday night’s community meeting, hosted by the Near South Planning Board Monday night at the Hilton Chicago, LG announced plans to erect a 14-story building (with a...

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Essex Inn Shows Off New Tower to South Loop Community
Mar01

Essex Inn Shows Off New Tower to South Loop Community

High rises were on everyone’s minds at a community meeting in the South Loop hosted by the Near South Planning Board Monday night at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue. You may even want to refer to the Hilton as the “gracious host,” because one item on the agenda pertained to the ambitious plans of the hotel’s next-door neighbor. The Essex Inn, at 800 South Michigan Avenue, wants a room upgrade. Not...

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Helmut Jahn Proves Better Doesn’t Have To Be Bigger
Mar01

Helmut Jahn Proves Better Doesn’t Have To Be Bigger

Four months after introducing the public to his proposed 1,030-foot tower 1000 South Michigan, architect Helmut Jahn was back in the spotlight Monday night to debut his new-and-improved vision for the site in the South Loop. The court of public opinion voted down the original plan as too tall for the Michigan Avenue corridor. But instead of merely lopping off a couple hundred feet, Jahn went back to the drawing board to create an...

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Fire-Damaged Church Will Be Saved, But There’s a Long Way to Go
Mar01

Fire-Damaged Church Will Be Saved, But There’s a Long Way to Go

Roman Catholics in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood have something to thank God for today — Their beloved Shrine of Christ the King has a future. The church complex was ravaged by fire in October of 2015, doing an estimated three million dollars in damage.  The destruction was so severe that it was believed the entire building would have to be torn down because what remains is unsafe. Now, all that has turned around.  At the time...

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Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm
Mar01

Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm

The plowing, hoeing, sowing, and reaping at City Farm have given way to just the plowing and hoeing parts, as ground preparation continues for Clybourn 1200, the latest project from Northbrook-based developer Brinshore. They’re building a v-shaped seven-story structure on the triangular lot formed by the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Division Street in the Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. The Pappageorge Haymes...

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