LG Development Pitches Micro-Units at South Loop Meeting
Mar01

LG Development Pitches Micro-Units at South Loop Meeting

What would you do if you had a tiny lot just begging for improvement? Why, you’d build tiny apartments on it, naturally. Which is just what Chicago’s LG Development Group wants to do with the empty lot at 776 South Dearborn Street in the South Loop. At Monday night’s community meeting, hosted by the Near South Planning Board Monday night at the Hilton Chicago, LG announced plans to erect a 14-story building (with a...

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Status Update: The Colors of AMLI Clark & Polk
Aug18

Status Update: The Colors of AMLI Clark & Polk

Chicago’s AMLI is pushing forward with its latest project—a two-building mid-rise complex snuggled between South Clark Street and the Metra train tracks leading into LaSalle Street Station.  The pair of 12-story L-shaped buildings replace a failed project originally slated for this property that would have been two 50-story apartment towers with a 1,000 homes.  Sort of the South Loop’s own Presidential Towers. What you see...

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Status Update: AMLI Clark and Polk
Dec30

Status Update: AMLI Clark and Polk

The latest AMLI project to go up in downtown Chicago has topped out and is well on its way to being completely skinned. AMLI Clark and Polk (800 South Clark Street) is two L-shaped towers of 12-stories, joined by a common amenities deck and parking garage.  It brings 199 new residences to the South Loop, immediately next to AMLI900 next door, which helped pioneer new residential development on the Clark corridor. The project should...

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Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk
Apr24

Status Update: AMLI Clark & Polk

With AMLI River North (71 West Hubbard Street) at its maximum height and rapidly approaching completion, it’s time to turn out attention to another AMLI project going up in the South Loop: AMLI Clark & Polk (800 South Clark Street), formerly known as AMLI Lofts. Pile driving for the foundation has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and should continue through the beginning of May according to Ed Schuster, the project...

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Another Long-Abanoned Church

  You don’t have to walk very far in most Chicago neighborhoods before you come across a neighborhood church.  And you don’t have to walk much farther to come across an abandoned, or former church. From Saint Dominick’s near Cabrini Green to the dozens of storefront and other Baptist churches on the city’s South Side, there are hundreds of churches in Chicago that have been either abandoned or repurposed...

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