New Green Line Station Attracts New South Loop Apartment Tower
Sep23

New Green Line Station Attracts New South Loop Apartment Tower

Just as the CTA Blue and Brown lines attract development on the North Side, the new Green Line Cermak/Chinatown has drawn a proposal seeking to take advantage of Chicago’s new Transit Oriented Development ordinance. The proposal was made public at a community event last night hosted by 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell.  The developer is the South Side’s own Draper & Kramer. It’s asking the city for a zoning change at...

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Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”
Sep09

Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”

“What do you get when an architect, a developer, and a priest walk into a bar?” That was the joke that initiated last night’s community meeting for The John Buck Company’s newest proposed skyscraper, to be built at 311 West Illinois Street. Not unlike numerous other proposed developments in River North, this tower (currently being referred to as “Eleven”) will stand 23 stories high and contain 245 rental units ranging from...

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Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame
Jun22

Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame

If you thought Onni Group, the Vancouver based developer, was done after recently announcing redevelopment plans for Atrium Village, think again. Tonight, Onni revealed its plan to build a 32-story residential tower at 353 West Grand Avenue during a presentation at the East Bank Club. When complete, the tower will sit on the west end of the site while the remaining area will consist of 15,000 square feet of retail space that butts up...

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