Three Years Later, a River North Skyscraper is Redesigned and Reproposed
Jun11

Three Years Later, a River North Skyscraper is Redesigned and Reproposed

It’s been a little while since the last proposal for a residential skyscraper in River North.  But things are starting to roll again. In an e-mail to constituents, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly announced that 353 West Grand is in play again.  You may remember that address as the former home of the Clark and Barlow hardware store. It’s been a little over a year since we last wrote about this property.  Back in April of...

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Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame
Jun22

Sexton Residents Wail About New View-Killing Tower; Former Alderman Stuns by Taking the Blame

If you thought Onni Group, the Vancouver based developer, was done after recently announcing redevelopment plans for Atrium Village, think again. Tonight, Onni revealed its plan to build a 32-story residential tower at 353 West Grand Avenue during a presentation at the East Bank Club. When complete, the tower will sit on the west end of the site while the remaining area will consist of 15,000 square feet of retail space that butts up...

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Slice of Life: Ghosts of the Other Little Italy
Jan29

Slice of Life: Ghosts of the Other Little Italy

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods.  And while some neighborhoods resist change, others are swept away into the dustbin of history.  Though real estate agents love to fudge with its boundaries, Lincoln Park remains Lincoln Park.  Little Hell is now Cabrini Green.    Chinatown moved from the Loop to the South Side.  And in spite of being eviscerated twice in the name of progress, Little Italy still hangs on. But just as there once was...

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