Ghost of Hervé Villechaize Guides West Loop Developers to Des Plaines! Des Plaines!
Mar29

Ghost of Hervé Villechaize Guides West Loop Developers to Des Plaines! Des Plaines!

Over the weekend, the ol’ Chicago Architecture Tip Line was visited a number of times by more than one Easter Bunny, who each contributed a piece of chocolate-coated puzzle to help us figure out where the West Loop’s next development will be. The answer is 165 North Des Plaines* Street, where a 14-story building is going to rise.  And soon. In fact, demolition to prepare for the project is going to start next week,...

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The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans
Mar29

The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans

Two weeks ago we told you about a proposal for a shiny, but modest, office building on the edge of the Cabrini Green neighborhood.  If completed, 863 North Orleans will bring a little bit of mix to what will hopefully one day become a mixed use neighborhood. Back on the 16th we had some real nice renderings and some basic information.  Now the developer has filed paperwork with the city to make this building actually happen and we can...

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2950 North Sheridan Really is Underway
Mar29

2950 North Sheridan Really is Underway

It’s true. We’ve seen it with our own eyes. A new residential tower from Wirtz Realty Corporation is going up at 2950 North Sheridan Road in Lake View. That much we know for sure. What don’t we know? The number of stories. A building permit issued by the City of Chicago January 28 states “new construction of a 18-story residential tower.” The announcement from Alderman Tom Tunney’s (44th Ward)...

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