Cabrini Area Getting Some “Mixed” Use
Mar16

Cabrini Area Getting Some “Mixed” Use

The way to build a neighborhood and keep it thriving is to make sure it is truly a mixed use proposition.  The Greater Cabrini Metropolitan Area has seen a huge surge of development over the last half decade, but nearly all of it has been residential and retail.  That’s not mixed-use.  That’s called suburbia.  And nobody wants a bedroom community in the middle of the city. Fortunately, a new office building is coming to...

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The 4OneOne on 3Eleven
Mar16

The 4OneOne on 3Eleven

Earlier this year, the city of Chicago approved the construction of a new residential tower at 311 West Illinois in River North (though you’d never know it since Alderman Reilly hasn’t updated his web site yet in 2016).  It’s a partnership between the John Buck Company and the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.  Buck gets to build a shiny new skyscraper called 3Eleven in the parking lot of Assumption...

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8 East Huron Minus 4 East Huron Equals 2 East Huron
Mar16

8 East Huron Minus 4 East Huron Equals 2 East Huron

A month ago, we told you demolition crews were on their way to tear down the a couple Huron Street buildings constructed back in the 1800s. We weren’t lying. 4 East Huron is already a flat, empty lot. 8 East Huron has what appears to be only minor damage along the roof line. Until you look in the back. Then it’s clear: This building won’t be gone in days. It will be gone in hours. Why? A 26-story residential building...

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