A Whiff of Construction No. 9
Sep01

A Whiff of Construction No. 9

It’s Thursday, and time to check in again with the progress being made at No. 9 Walton, the building that Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture designed for JDL Development at 9 West Walton Street. The Gold Coast tower is quietly rising next to its sister property and block-mate, Walton on the Park at 2 West Delaware Place. Though “quietly” may not be the word you would use if you live nearby, like Gold Coast Spy Tim who...

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8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor
Aug31

8 East Huron in at the Ground Floor

The latest high-rise to loom over Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago’s Gold Coast is getting its foundation these days. 8 East Huron is a Valerio Dewalt Train Associates design for CA Ventures and Harlem Irving Companies. When complete, it will be 26 stories tall, with 102 apartments, 2,700 square feet of retail space, and 31 parking spaces even though it’s, quite literally, on top of the CTA Red Line. But then again...

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Chestnut Place Cracks Retail on State Street
Aug30

Chestnut Place Cracks Retail on State Street

One of the most difficult balancing acts in urban planning is retail versus residential. More people means more retail can thrive. But too much retail means retail failure, and less of an incentive for people to arrive. It’s the cycle of life. Well, all those new residential developments in the Gold Coast and Near North neighborhoods must mean great things for the submarket’s retail desirability, because even old buildings...

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