Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago
Sep07

Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago

For those of you keeping track of developments on the west side of town, Luxe on Chicago has gone from pre-leasing to actually leasing and letting people move in. The four-story, 59-unit apartment building at 1838 West Chicago Avenue in East Ukrainian Village is the latest development from Fifield Companies and designed by Pappageorge Haymes. Amenity highlights include a Mariano’s supermarket a block away, a Divvy bike sharing...

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Historic Near West Dairy Building To Get Condo Tower Addition
Aug01

Historic Near West Dairy Building To Get Condo Tower Addition

For months we’ve watched the East Village Association, the city, MCZ Development, and Second Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins square dancing over the building at 1938 West Augusta Boulevard. Until recently, the building was a Leona’s Italian restaurant.  Before that, it was a dairy serving the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood.  That building was actually erected around an 1890-ish two-flat, which still largely exists inside...

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Will Progressive Architecture Mark the Rebirth of Polonia Triangle?
Oct03

Will Progressive Architecture Mark the Rebirth of Polonia Triangle?

Within a perpetually changing urban landscape, there come new buildings with a fresh architecture that vividly captures their moment in time and set a new standard for design. The recently completed tower at 1611 West Division is one of these buildings. Chicago-based Wheeler Kearns Architects led the design of the 11 story tower.  It imagined the façade as a mass wrapped by fabric with vertical reflective panels and indented glass...

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Status Update: Polonia Triangle’s Tower of Pizza Hut
Jun17

Status Update: Polonia Triangle’s Tower of Pizza Hut

The 12-story residential building rising at 1611 West Division is starting to look something like it will in its final form. Most of the panels making up the building’s facade are now in place, and it’s risen to its final height of 95 feet, 11 inches.  The seemingly random pattern of its skin would be problematic in many places, but seems to reflect well the cacophonous nature of this busy intersection. Known colloquially...

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