Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality
Jan10

Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality

Chicago’s next vertical retirement community is going to soar a little less high.  Overture Edgewater Beach has been trimmed back after meetings with neighbors who worried about its impact on the neighborhood’s density and traffic. Edgewater Buzz quotes a statment from 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman saying the residential block intended for 54440 North Sheridan Road has been reduced from 18 stories to 16; the number...

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Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before
Nov14

Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before

The surface parking lot at 5440 North Sheridan Road in Edgewater Beach is getting another chance to become more than what it is currently. Forty-eighth Ward Alderman Harry Osterman has notified his constituents that a new plan is being put together for the property just one block from the lakefront. The building, called Overture Edgewater Beach, was designed by Pappageorge/Haymes for for Greystar, and will be a 55+ community. This...

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An Informal Survey of North Edgewater Beach Buildings
Aug15

An Informal Survey of North Edgewater Beach Buildings

The portion of Edgewater on the east side of the L tracks is know for its historic buildings. From the early 20th century to the beginning of the mid-1920s, hotels and apartment buildings went up between Foster Avenue and Sheridan Road. It was a fashionable neighborhood that was close to the bustling Uptown, the elevated Northwest Line tracks and Lake Michigan. In contrast to the more utilitarian apartment buildings that would come in...

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The Edgewater Beach Apartments Offer A Lake View And A Link To The Past
Nov20

The Edgewater Beach Apartments Offer A Lake View And A Link To The Past

Every new apartment development seems to focus on amenities like a media room, rooftop deck, outdoor grilling, dog run and tech center. The only thing they can’t offer is history. There is one remarkable old north side building that does: the Edgewater Beach Apartments. The 300-unit co-op apartment building at 5555 North Sheridan Road is on the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in 1928 and hardly looks like it’s...

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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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