Here’s What The New Near North Mormon Chapel Will Look Like
Jun03

Here’s What The New Near North Mormon Chapel Will Look Like

A couple of days ago we told you that demolition and construction permits have been issued so that the surface parking lot at 816 North Clark Street could be replaced by a Mormon house of worship.  Since then, we’ve heard from the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints spokeswoman, who provided us with renderings of what the new building will look like. As you can see, it’s quite conservative, with lots of brick...

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Addition by Subtraction: Flats No. 800 Clears Some Space.
Apr25

Addition by Subtraction: Flats No. 800 Clears Some Space.

WRECK AND REMOVE A 3 STORY MASONRY MIXED USE BUILDING And it was with those words — actually, it was with two sets of those exact same words, because we’re speaking of two individual buildings here — that 810 and 812 North Clark Street were issued their demolition permits by the City of Chicago, thereby clearing the way for the new project filling the 800 block of North Clark Street. Flats No. 800 is one portion of a...

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Lincoln Park Loses Its Edge
Apr19

Lincoln Park Loses Its Edge

It only took a matter of hours for demolition crews to clear the corner of Clark Street and Schubert Avenue in Lincoln Park, then only a few more hours for the City of Chicago to issue a permit for the new AltSchool project to be constructed at 2720 North Clark Street. Hirsch Associates has designed a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building for the site, with retail space slated for the ground floor, while AltSchool occupies the second...

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Amid Clutter of Construction, Wrigley Field Preps for Opener
Apr10

Amid Clutter of Construction, Wrigley Field Preps for Opener

As the Cubs head home to Chicago from their season-opening trip out west that saw them looking like they could easily outscore the Bears, crews at Wrigley Field were busy power-washing, sweeping, and dusting to get ready for Monday’s home opener. The 2015 season saw the Cubs open in a ballpark far behind schedule. The bleachers weren’t completely ready for fans’ backsides until June, and let’s not even talk...

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833 North Clark Trends Upward
Mar31

833 North Clark Trends Upward

Up on Chicago’s Near North Side, 833 North Clark continues to pile floor upon floor as the Ryan Companies property takes shape at 833 North Clark Street. Ryan is showing off its versatility on this particular project, acting as developer (in conjunction with Lincoln Property Company),  architect (with a hand from Antunovich Associates as architect of record), and general contractor. The 31-story apartment tower its erecting will...

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100 West Huron Gains Height, Turns Into a Hotel
Mar28

100 West Huron Gains Height, Turns Into a Hotel

Cover the mirrors, put on your mourning band, and bake a casserole.  Another River North parking lot is about to bite the dust. It’s been almost two years since we first told you about 100 West Huron, Akara Partners‘ project to replace the surface parking lot at the northwest corner of Clark and Huron with a miniature condominium block.  Since then, the economy has warmed, and the building has grown from a mere 14 stories...

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The Sinclair Lays Groundwork in the Gold Coast
Feb25

The Sinclair Lays Groundwork in the Gold Coast

Heavy machinery continues to batter the soil where the Gold Coast Jewel-Osco store once stood, making way for…the new Gold Coast Jewel-Osco, along with its attached 35-story tower, of course. The Sinclair will soon rise up from this very lot at 1201 North LaSalle Street. Fifield Companies is building a 390-unit apartment tower designed by friends-of-the-blog Solomon Cordwell Buenz. If you’re a resident of the area,...

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1000 South Clark Opens Its Door to Tenants
Feb15

1000 South Clark Opens Its Door to Tenants

Today’s the day. Townhomes? Duplexes? Not to mention  studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. If you need it, 1000 South Clark has it. And today marks the first chance Chicagoans have to move their stuff in and make themselves at home. JDL Development and iStar broke ground on the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture design back in 2014, transforming the space immediately north of the South Loop Target store into 469...

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TOD Taking Shape at Clark and Belmont
Feb11

TOD Taking Shape at Clark and Belmont

It must be the week to feature new developments taking over doughnut spaces. Wednesday, we updated you on the transition from demolition to construction site at 215 West Lake Street, where Dunkin Donuts once stood. Today, we bring you up to speed on progress at another former Dunkin site, this one at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street in Lake View. 3200 North Clark is a Transit Oriented Development under construction at...

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Grand Opening of 1000 South Clark Just Around the Corner
Jan15

Grand Opening of 1000 South Clark Just Around the Corner

1000 South Clark, the brand-spankin’ new apartment tower at 1000 South Clark Street in the South Loop, looks more and more complete with each passing day. Long gone are the tower crane and construction elevators. Just a few finishers remain on site, getting everything ready for the big debut. The developers, a joint effort by Chicago’s JDL Development and New York’s iStar, are bringing 469 apartments to the...

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