Next Up at Next: Glass
Dec16

Next Up at Next: Glass

Another day, another Chicago construction project with pretty new windows. This time, it’s at Next Apartments (347 West Chestnut Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. And this is another shining example of why we love the CTA elevated trains; we noticed the glass first from the Chicago Avenue platform, and then from the Brown Line train as we sped past. And not just a window here and there. Oh no. Next has glass on all four...

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What’s Next? So Far, It’s Five Floors and Counting
Sep22

What’s Next? So Far, It’s Five Floors and Counting

Of course, we’re just having fun with the name. Next refers to the new residential tower from Fifield Companies at 347 West Chestnut Street in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood. Designed by Chicago architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes, the 28-story high-rise will bring 310 luxury rental apartments to this redeveloping area. Having the word “luxury” in the description means Next has to be loaded with...

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Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street
Aug20

Big Changes in the Works on North Orleans Street

There’s a giant crane in the sky at 347 West Chestnut Street, and it’s trying to tell us something. Specifically, that work has been ongoing since we last visited the intersection of Chestnut and Orleans. That was back in June, when Fifield Companies held groundbreaking ceremonies for its latest Cabrini-Green neighborhood development, Next. Once the gold shovels had turned dirt and attendees had downed ahi tacos faster...

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Dishing the Deets on Fifield’s New Cabrini Green Tower
Feb16

Dishing the Deets on Fifield’s New Cabrini Green Tower

The transformation of the greater Cabrini Green area from a stigmatized ghetto into a revitalized mixed-income neighborhood continues. ┬áJust days after the Chicago Housing Authority released its preliminary intentions for the next phase of its part of the project, Crain’s Chicago Business had the news that Fifield plans to build a new residential tower on the south side of the West Chestnut Street dead end, near the abandoned...

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