Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop
Mar30

Alta Roosevelt Permitted to Dig Deep Into the South Loop

There is earth being moved for the future apartment tower, Alta Roosevelt, at 801 South Financial Place in the South Loop. And as of Tuesday the 29th, there’s official permission on file from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION PERMIT ONLY FOR 33 STORY RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISE With that permit already burning a hole in someone’s pocket, we’re gonna go ahead and assume foundation equipment is already streaming into the...

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Shove over, weedy lot. Here comes Riverline!
Mar30

Shove over, weedy lot. Here comes Riverline!

The first heavy machinery arrived in a derelict patch of the South Loop yesterday, eager to bite into the loam and build downtown Chicago’s next planned community. When finished, Riverline will fill the vacant space south of Harrison Street, north of Roosevelt Road, and west of Wells Street along the South Branch of the Chicago River. It will eventually be composed of 2,700 homes in five towers, plus a smattering of townhouses,...

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One Bennett Park Will Make No Small Apartments
Mar30

One Bennett Park Will Make No Small Apartments

The just-barely–sort-of-under-construction skyscraper known as One Bennett Park continues to amaze.  It started when the location was selected.  Then we found out that it would include a redesigned public park.  Then there was that first rendering which is still taped to the ceilings above many a skyscraper nerd’s bed. And then we got the height and other stats.  At every turn, Related Midwest’s new baby has filled...

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A Look at the Hotel That Will Change the Face of Old Town
Mar30

A Look at the Hotel That Will Change the Face of Old Town

An Old Town surface parking lot, a combo residential/retail building, and an iconic neighborhood watering hole are all on the chopping block as plans have been filed with the city to replace all three with a single hotel. Plans were recently filed with the city by Wellstel, LLC showing the Pappageorge Haymes-designed building replacing the commercial/residential building at 1520 North Wells, and the O’Brien’s Restaurant at...

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An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers
Mar30

An Elevated Update of Two Logan Square Towers

Progress continues in the Logan Square neighborhood unofficially located at 2293 North Milwaukee Avenue, as Power Construction builds the Transit Oriented Development near the California Avenue blue line station. 2733 West Belden Avenue, the 12-story structure at the north end of the parcel, and 2210 North Washtenaw Avenue, the 11-story counterpart at the south end, are going up simultaneously. When finished, there will be 220 new...

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