New Buildings Continue Pushing West, Surrounding Union Park
Mar08

New Buildings Continue Pushing West, Surrounding Union Park

Union Park, once known for music festivals and immigration marches, is getting yet another tall neighbor.  West suburban Naperville developer Marquette wants to put up a residential high rise right across the street.  March, 2021 diagram of 140 North Ashland. The proposal is for a 210-unit apartment building at 140 North Ashland Avenue, on the west side of Union Park, immediately south of the CTA’s Ashland Station, serving the...

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Groundbreaking Date Set for Two West Town Buildings
Sep08

Groundbreaking Date Set for Two West Town Buildings

If you’re among those who keep shaking their heads over all the new construction projects happening in Chicago during what is somehow still the middle of a pandemic, don’t let this news make you dizzy: Two more large residential buildings will break ground next week. That word comes from Crain’s Chicago Business, which reports that Marquette Companies plans to put spades to earth next Thursday, September 17th. The...

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Fulton Market Transformation Reaches Union Park
Jun17

Fulton Market Transformation Reaches Union Park

You don’t have to be an old-timer to remember when Chicago’s Fulton Market district was a no-go zone for most people.  It was a place crammed with triple-parked refrigerated trucks, forklifts zipping to and fro, and freshly slaughtered carcasses visible to all through loading dock doors. It’s not like that anymore. Today Fulton Market has taken the hipster aesthetic that failed to thrive in Bridgeport and...

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