Height. Density. Parking. Renters. West Loopers Play NIMBY Bingo With Mid-Rise Proposal
Jul08

Height. Density. Parking. Renters. West Loopers Play NIMBY Bingo With Mid-Rise Proposal

Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. (27th Ward) and the West Loop Community Organization hosted an introductory meeting at the Merit School of Music for a new apartment building proposed for the 900 block of West Lake Street. Patrick FitzGerald, CEO of FitzGerald Associates Architects, along with associate Richard Whitney, detailed what would be a 10-story building containing 168 rental units. The ground floor would include a lobby and garage...

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Status Update: Lexington Square 2
Oct22

Status Update: Lexington Square 2

It’s been a long time since we checked the progress at Lexington Park phase 2.  A really long time.  Like two years.  So it’s not surprising that the project is done.  But the interesting part is that the mini neighborhood across Sangamon Street from Donnovan Playground Park, and  just a nose’s sniff away from Bubbly Creek, looks like it’s been there forever.  And just like the last time we were here, the place...

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NIMBYs in Neutral as Trio of West Town Buildings Get Neighborly Reception
Sep25

NIMBYs in Neutral as Trio of West Town Buildings Get Neighborly Reception

Music wafts from every nook and cranny of the Merit School of Music at 38 South Peoria Street. The building is filled with good vibrations. The exception may be the main floor auditorium when it plays host to community meetings where developers and architects propose new buildings. I’ve witnessed a half dozen such meetings at Merit over the past year. At some point in the proceedings, tension builds to a crescendo. Usually, the issue...

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Status Update: Looking in on Lexington Square
Dec31

Status Update: Looking in on Lexington Square

It was just before Halloween when we last checked in on Lexington Square, the newest neighborhood going up in Bridgeport. Seems like time to peek in once again. Several more town homes facing Donovan Playground Park have been completed, and work has begun on many more. It looks like there’s still room for a couple of more back toward South Morgan...

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Squaring Up Bridgeport’s Newest Neighborhood
Sep26

Squaring Up Bridgeport’s Newest Neighborhood

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that construction was starting on phase two of the Lexington Square development in Bridgeport. Recently we found ourselves in the neighborhood* and stopped by to check on the progress. In a nutshell, things are going gangbusters. Dozens of new homes are halfway done being built and the land is being prepped for even more. When this second phase of the project is finished, it will have the critical...

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Lexington Square Expands in Bridgeport
May31

Lexington Square Expands in Bridgeport

Our friends over at Taylor Johnson Public Relations sent over a press release a couple of weeks ago that fell through the cracks.  They were announcing that the newest phase of Lexington Square is now open. It’s called Lexington Square2, and if you’re trying to place it on a map, think 3630 South Sangamon in Bridgeport. We’re very familiar with the area, as we’ve been doing a photography project for a nearby...

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