What 300 North Michigan May Look Like
May15

What 300 North Michigan May Look Like

Just ten days after the Chicago Tribune reported that a tower plan was in the works for the empty mixed-use building at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Place, a bell rang as someone dropped a set of potential renderings in our Tip Line. The Tip Line jingles surprisingly regularly with renderings claiming to be this unbuilt skyscraper, or that unannounced condo block.  For the most part they’re student...

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Say Goodbye to Another Old Slice of Old Town
May15

Say Goodbye to Another Old Slice of Old Town

North Wells Street, the heart of Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, is getting something new.   The City of Chicago has approved the construction of a six-story mixed-use block to be slotted in at 1435 North Wells. ERECT NEW 6-STORY +BASEMENT, 50 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING WITH GROUND FLOOR RETAIL, 2 STAIR PENTHOUSE ENCLOSURES & FRONT 2ND FLOOR ROOF DECKS PER PLANS. The new building replaces Bistrot Margot, one of the...

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Obama Library Already Having an Economic Impact on South Side?
May15

Obama Library Already Having an Economic Impact on South Side?

It appears the Barack Obama Presidential Center is already having an economic impact on Chicago’s South Side.  Or at least on the neighboring University of Chicago. DNAInfo Chicago reports on a community meeting where plans were unveiled to build a new hotel to serve the academics, scholars, and others expected to visit the area specifically to do research at the presidential library.  It is being developed by New York’s...

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Groundbreaking For New North Side Lakefront Trail
May15

Groundbreaking For New North Side Lakefront Trail

The City’s ongoing project to decongest the popular Lake Michigan walking/jogging/biking/skating/etc… path took another step forward over the weekend. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the rebuilding of the path from Fullerton Parkway south to North Avenue. The result will be adjacent, but buffered, bicycle and pedestrian lanes in the Fullerton area.  Those modes then diverge into independent paths until they rejoin...

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