Hotel That Made Neighbors Red Gets Green Light From City
Mar14

Hotel That Made Neighbors Red Gets Green Light From City

The controversial hotel that New York developer Tishman Realty wants to shoehorn into Streeterville has been given its first permits from the City of Chicago. FOUNDATION ONLY FOR A PROPOSED 18 STORY 336 KEY HOTEL TO INCLUDE BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR SLAB AS PER PLANS. The new limited service Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, replaces the old Museum of Contemporary Art building at 237 East Ontario Street.  The...

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Controversial Streeterville Hotel Bypassing City Hall, Moving Forward
Dec02

Controversial Streeterville Hotel Bypassing City Hall, Moving Forward

There are lots of construction projects proposed around Chicago, and lots of them are opposed by neighborhood groups for one reason or another.  But never before have we seen a building so hated that it actually spawned its own anti-building web site. Tishman Realty is trying to replace the old Museum of Contemporary Art building at 237 East Ontario Street with a limited service hotel.  The big bone of contention with neighbors has...

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Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut
Mar08

Proposed Streeterville Hotel Gets a Haircut

The hotel proposed for 237 East Ontario Street in Streeterville has always been described as a “limited service” hotel. Now that hotel’s height is getting a little limiting. According to neighborhood group SOAR, the Tishman Realty building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train has been reduced from 24 stories to 22 stories.  The overall height has come down from 262 feet to 250 feet. The reduction in floors may mean fewer...

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Time to Firehose Streeterville’s Proposed Limited Service Hotel
Dec14

Time to Firehose Streeterville’s Proposed Limited Service Hotel

Developers love Chicago’s hotel market.  And they love Streeterville.  So it’s no surprise that Tishman Realty is trying to pair hotel peanut butter with Streeterville chocolate and come up with two great tastes that taste great to investors. The plans for the temporarily-named “237 East Ontario Street Limited Service Hotel” were laid out for the public to see a few days ago, as detailed by the Chicago...

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Streeterville Hotel Proposal Fails to Score With SOAR, Neighbors
Dec09

Streeterville Hotel Proposal Fails to Score With SOAR, Neighbors

  Originally a bakery, then the offices of Playboy Enterprises, and later a museum, the building at 237 East Ontario Street is now slated to be demolished and developed into 24-story hotel. It’s  just another Chicago parcel changing with the times. Tishman Realty and Construction and the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) held a meeting last night at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which Tishamn just happens...

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Bakery, Bunnies, Brushes and Beds: A Storied Streeterville Building Is Up For Demolition
Nov30

Bakery, Bunnies, Brushes and Beds: A Storied Streeterville Building Is Up For Demolition

Even though Chicago is a young city by world standards, it has two things that stand out for a city its age: architecture and history.  And the history of Chicago’s architecture is often complex and layered. That’s what we’re learning about the abandoned office building at 237 East Ontario Street.  Its owner, Tishman, wants to turn the 14,000 square-foot site into a new 24-story hotel with 395 rooms.  That...

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