A New Red Monster To Rule Over Clybourn 1200
Apr19

A New Red Monster To Rule Over Clybourn 1200

When we last visited the Clybourn 1200 (1200 North Clybourn Avenue) site back in early March, we had to get up close and peek over the fences to get a good look at construction progress. Crews got started on caisson work at the former City Farm site back in January, and had been doing some digging on the foundations as spring approached. But there wasn’t much to see if you were just passing through on Division Street. But...

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Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm
Mar01

Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm

The plowing, hoeing, sowing, and reaping at City Farm have given way to just the plowing and hoeing parts, as ground preparation continues for Clybourn 1200, the latest project from Northbrook-based developer Brinshore. They’re building a v-shaped seven-story structure on the triangular lot formed by the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Division Street in the Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. The Pappageorge Haymes...

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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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Wicker Park Connection Meets the Public
Feb17

Wicker Park Connection Meets the Public

Tuesday night, 1st Ward Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno hosted a public meeting at the Chopin Theatre to gain community feedback on the proposed Wicker Park Connection development. Centrum Partners wants to add some 200 units at 1640 West Division Street, which right now serves as a surface parking lot. Designed by Hirsch Associates Architects, the ambitious project will include apartments in a 15-story tower, a seven-story...

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Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair
Nov03

Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair

It was just a few days ago we told you that demolition crews were poised to take a bite out of the former Jewel-Osco supermarket at 1200 North Clark Street.  Well, they’re certainly not wasting any time. Gold Coast Spy Joel hit the ol’ tip line with the photo above showing how quickly it’s possible to turn a grocery store into a cleanup on aisle infinity.  Those wide column-free spans aren’t just good for...

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Clean-Up On All Aisles
Sep16

Clean-Up On All Aisles

Would you like to haul your rubble away in paper or plastic? Eager Gold Coasters have been waiting to ask that question for months, and now may finally be the time. On Tuesday the 8th, the City of Chicago issued a demolition permit for 1210 North Clark Street that reads, simply, “WRECK AND REMOVE A 1 STORY BRICK BUILDING.” Of course, that would be the site of the shuttered-since-June Jewel-Osco store at Clark and Division....

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Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division
Aug21

Status Update: Xavier Moving Toward Completion at 625 West Division

The 18-story residential high rise now known as Xavier continues to hurtle towards its Fall opening. The design by GREC Architects is bringing 240 homes to 625 West Division Street, an area rich with urban renewal following the tear-downs in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. A prime piece of real estate situated directly across the street from the new Target store, the 244,000-square-foot building will include ground-floor retail space...

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Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division
Aug20

Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division

Redevelopment of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood continues on the city’s north side, and Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation’s Parkside of Old Town project continues to grow. This particular project, at 459 West Division Street, will bring an eclectic mix of dwelling options when ready for occupation in the winter 2016. At completion, the Landon Bone Baker Architects-design will include 106 dwelling...

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Coming Soon to Cabrini Green: Bees on the Roof!  Bees on the Roof!
Apr22

Coming Soon to Cabrini Green: Bees on the Roof! Bees on the Roof!

  The whole “green building” movement has become something of an ecological arms race over the last decade.  Your building has a green roof?  Well, my building harvests rainwater for the toilets.  Your building channels natural light to cut down on electricity use?  Well, my building cries unicorn tears to wash the windows!  It’s all become farcical, especially since architects and engineers are usually the...

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Jewel Tower Scans With Plan Commission, Heads to City Hall’s Express Checkout
Nov20

Jewel Tower Scans With Plan Commission, Heads to City Hall’s Express Checkout

Just hours after the general public was given its first taste of the proposed new skyscraper and supermarket planned for the Gold Coast, the Chicago Plan Commission scanned it, threw it in a plastic bag and sent it off to the full city council for its rubber stamp of approval. It was just 44 hours and 18 minutes earlier that a packed crowd of neighbors gathered at the Thompson Hotel to see pictures of the proposed development at 1200...

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