A Pullman Update: The Future Takes Shape With Community Planning Session
May01

A Pullman Update: The Future Takes Shape With Community Planning Session

For years, the Pullman Historic District was positioned as the next logical addition to the National Park System. It finally happened on Feb. 19 when President Obama visited the site to officially make the designation. Now that the Pullman District is a bona fide national monument, the real work begins. It’s safe to say that Pullman will be a work in progress. Planning for the future of the site is a necessary step. On April 18, 400...

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Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction
Feb17

Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction

The former XO Condo Development at 1712 South Prairie in the South Loop will re-emerge as a pricey condominium complex in about 18 months. The new Golub Town Home Development, designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, will begin pre-construction activities in the next few weeks. A status report on Golub and several other pending developments were on a busy schedule at the Prairie District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) community...

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Plan Commission Green Lights Wolf Point; Developer Ready to Go
Jan24

Plan Commission Green Lights Wolf Point; Developer Ready to Go

  As you heard here first (if you’re on our Twitter and Facebook feeds), Wolf Point is a virtual “go.” There are still some procedural hurdles and a full city council vote ahead, but those are seen as mere formalities now that the Chicago Plan Commission has given the thumbs up to developing the most prominent of the few remaining riverfront properties in downtown Chicago. When the billion-dollar project is done, the...

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Snark on the Park: Last-Minute Hysterics Over The Latest Plans for the North Grant Park Renovation
Jul10

Snark on the Park: Last-Minute Hysterics Over The Latest Plans for the North Grant Park Renovation

As the Summer of 2012 plods on, we’re inching closer and closer to the biggest construction project in Grant Park in many years — the replacement of the entire northern portion of the park. Nearly the entire park north of East Monroe Street will be removed for this project.  The trees will be cut down.  The flowerbeds and shrubs bulldozed, and even the dirt itself stripped away to reveal the roof of the parking garage below. The...

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CTA Circle Line Meetings

Get the latest information and ask your questions about the CTA’s proposed Circle Line El project. Tuesday, September 29, 20096:00pm – 8:00pm (presentation at 6:15pm)University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Molecular Biology Research Building900 S. Ashland Avenue (Marshfield entrance) Wednesday, September 30, 20096:00pm – 8:00pm (presentation at 6:15pm)Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago Public LibrarySecond Floor Community...

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Sound off about Chicago 2016

If you have an opinion about Chicago getting the 2016 Olympic Games, then Wednesday is your chance to share it. There will be a public meeting at 6:45pm at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.  People both for an against the Olympics coming to Chicago are expected to speak.

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