The Last Empty Lakeshore Lot in Downtown Chicago Gets Filled In
Jan08

The Last Empty Lakeshore Lot in Downtown Chicago Gets Filled In

The official groundbreaking has been marked for 61 Banks Street, a new residential mid-rise that will rise midly on the corner of East Banks Street and North Lakeshore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.  This was the only open, developable land along the lakefront between the Chicago River and Diversey Harbor. The new apartment block is a project of Draper and Kramer, and designed by Booth Hansen in the West Loop.  It...

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Gold Coast’s Last Lake Shore Drive In-Fill Gets Filled In
May25

Gold Coast’s Last Lake Shore Drive In-Fill Gets Filled In

Sixteen months after we told you that the last non-park undeveloped space along North Lake Shore Drive between the Chicago River and Diversey Harbor is finally going to be filled in, we have achieved paperwork. Plans for a new building to be erected at 59 East Banks Street were filed with the city yesterday.  The Booth Hansen design is an eight story building with 58 homes and 42 parking spaces.  It’s hard to tell from the...

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North Lake Shore Drive Gap to be Modestly Filled
Mar15

North Lake Shore Drive Gap to be Modestly Filled

Pop quiz time. Question: How many non-park undeveloped spaces are there along North Lake Shore Drive between the Chicago River and Diversey Harbor? Answer: One.  The surface parking lot at 69 East Banks Street.  But hopefully not for long. Chicago multi-disciplinary real estate octopus Draper and Kramer has added the surface parking lot to its list of “Active Projects.”  Except, instead of keeping it a craptastic...

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