River City Battens Down the Hatches While Work Ramps Up Downstream
Dec12

River City Battens Down the Hatches While Work Ramps Up Downstream

Word  on the intarwebs (via Sloopin’) is that there’s a lot of dozing going on along South Clark Street these days.  And we don’t mean the sleepytime kind. Several neighbors have spotted heavy machinery making mincemeat of the trees, bushes, and squatters’ quarters scattered across the immense and vacant scrubland between Roosevelt Road and 15th Street-ish.  That’s where seven months ago, Mayor Rahm...

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South Loop Brownfield a Step Closer to New Life [u]
May12

South Loop Brownfield a Step Closer to New Life [u]

One of the few remaining great tracts of disused land near downtown Chicago is another baby step towards being put to productive use again. Almost exactly one year after we told you that Related Midwest was in talks to develop the South Loop brownfield bordered by West Roosevelt Road, South Clark Street, West 16th Street, and the Chicago River, it has inked a deal with the city to do just that. The patch of ground was a former rail...

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That Other Near South Wasteland is Now in Play
May14

That Other Near South Wasteland is Now in Play

Earlier this week we told you that Australian mega-developer Lend Lease is moving forward with plans to turn a South Loop wasteland into a new complex of apartments, hotels, and retail space. That got a lot of people excited until they found out that it wasn’t the wasteland they were hoping for, it was another South Loop wasteland. Well, get your hopes up once again because Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the...

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