Full Steam Ahead for the Hampton Inn at Loyola Station
Apr20

Full Steam Ahead for the Hampton Inn at Loyola Station

The hotel to be built down the street from the CTA’s Red Line Loyola station has been given a go-ahead from the Chicago Plan Commission.  The NORR-designed Hampton Inn at 6566 North Sheridan Road is envisioned as six stories tall with 145 rooms over ground floor retail space. While members of the commission were pleased with the hotel’s transit-oriented design, there was some question about its paltry parking plans.  44th...

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New Loyola University Hotel Up for Approval
Mar17

New Loyola University Hotel Up for Approval

We should find out this week if the City of Chicago’s zoning board will give its stamp of approval to Loyola University’s plan to build a new Hampton Inn at 6566 North Sheridan Road, across the street from the Campion Hall dorm. Right now that location is a vacant lot. The Hampton Inn Loyola Station would be six stories tall and have 145 rooms over ground floor retail space. The guest pick-up and drop-off area faces...

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Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business
Sep26

Status Update: The Quinlan School of Business

These are heady days for Chicago’s crane enthusiasts.  Yellow and red lattices are swinging around the city’s airspace like mosquitoes at a northwoods cookout.  And one of those cranes is helping build Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business at 2 East Pearson Street. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell swung by recently and took these pictures of the progress.  The building, designed by...

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Groundbreaking for Saint Joseph Seminary at Loyola University

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony at Loyola University’s Lake Shore campus tomorrow morning (Monday, February 21, 2011) for the new Saint Joseph College Seminary building. Drawings from the Loyola University web site show that it won’t look like much from the outside — mostly a pretty generic brick facade.  Which is a shame, since it’s going to be part of a campus which has some truly remarkable pieces of...

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Status Update: The still unnamed new Loyola building

Only a couple of weeks after we posted our article about Loyola University planning to tear down a grungy strip of retail stores on Chicago Avenue it actually happened. Though Crain’s Chicago Business and others predicted that demolition wouldn’t happen until spring or even summer, if you blinked, you missed it.    Dunkin’ Donuts, Tony’s and the random vacant space are all gone and the newsstand has...

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Miracle on Chicago Avenue: Update 2

Well, just hours after our last update, Crain’s Chicago Business published an article filling in the blanks for us . Looks like the cost of the project is $9,000,000 and will be five stories tall.  And in spite of the hopeful fencing, demolition isn’t imminent.

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Miracle on Chicago Avenue: Update

Well, that didn’t take long.  Word on the street (literally — I ran into someone on the street with the answer) is that the demolition of the Dunkin’ Donuts, Tony’s, the vacant storefront, and the sidewalk newsstand on Chicago Avenue is a Loyola project.  Considering that explosive growth of that institution’s physical plant, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. The existing building has the...

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