New Downtown Townhomes Look Pretty Snazzy
Apr11

New Downtown Townhomes Look Pretty Snazzy

Remember those townhouses we told you about back in 2015 that were going to fill in the hole at the corner of Clark and Chestnut?  If you haven’t been by to gape recently, they look pretty darned snazzy. Of course, we’re big skyscraper fans.  But you can’t see the skyscrapers if there’s nothing but skyscrapers to see.  Mixing up the land use pattern creates nice view corridors, and this cluster of high-rent,...

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Ten New Greystones Taking Shape in Near North
Jun12

Ten New Greystones Taking Shape in Near North

It’s not every day that downtown Chicago gets a new set of greystones.  So if you’ve had your fill of skyscrapers and cranes, head over to 111 West Chestnut Street where a row of ten new homes designed by Booth Hansen are being built. Near North Spy Joel dropped the photo above into our tip line, showing that the pit we reported on in 2015 has been filled in, and construction of the new residences is up to the first floor....

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Big Hole at 111 West Chestnut, to be Filled With Row Homes
Dec30

Big Hole at 111 West Chestnut, to be Filled With Row Homes

It’s no Deep Tunnel, but that big hole in the ground at 111 West Chestnut Street in the city’s Near North neighborhood means there are finally signs of life on the row homes we’ve been waiting to see for, like, ever. Coming soon will be a group of eight (really) high-end rentals – as in, $15,000/month high, according to the developer at the Plan Commission meeting – designed by the architects at Booth...

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