Long-Vacant Edgewater Lot Gets Yet Another Building Plan
Nov12

Long-Vacant Edgewater Lot Gets Yet Another Building Plan

5440 North Sheridan isn’t a bad lot.  But since that motel got knocked down years ago nothing seems to click there.  Edgeville Buzz says the location has been empty for at least a decade.  And we’ve tracked at least three proposals for new residential buildings at that address — none of them have panned out. The latest proposal comes from Cedar Street Companies, the people behind the Flats residential brand. 5440 North...

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Love It While You Can: Little Hope Left For The Woodruff Arcade Building
Dec06

Love It While You Can: Little Hope Left For The Woodruff Arcade Building

Even though it’s not downtown, or downtown-adjacent, Edgewater is shaping up to be one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods.  New shops and infrastructure are going in, and it’s even made a recent appearance on HGTV’s House Hunters program. But as the new comes in, the old goes out, and that means the Woodruff Arcade Building (6361 North Broadway) is getting the old heave-ho. The Woodruff Arcade is historic, but...

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Edgewater Beach Getting its Overture
Feb01

Edgewater Beach Getting its Overture

After setbacks, cancellation, a name change, revision, and de-biggening, Chicago’s next seniors-in-the-sky community is finally ready for launch.  Overture Edgewater Beach now has the backing of both 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman and the majority of active neighbors, according to Edgeville Buzz. Overture is a 16-story age-restrited building planned for 5440 North Sheridan Road.  Designed by Steve Rezabek at Pappageorge...

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Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality
Jan10

Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality

Chicago’s next vertical retirement community is going to soar a little less high.  Overture Edgewater Beach has been trimmed back after meetings with neighbors who worried about its impact on the neighborhood’s density and traffic. Edgewater Buzz quotes a statment from 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman saying the residential block intended for 54440 North Sheridan Road has been reduced from 18 stories to 16; the number...

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Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before
Nov14

Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before

The surface parking lot at 5440 North Sheridan Road in Edgewater Beach is getting another chance to become more than what it is currently. Forty-eighth Ward Alderman Harry Osterman has notified his constituents that a new plan is being put together for the property just one block from the lakefront. The building, called Overture Edgewater Beach, was designed by Pappageorge/Haymes for for Greystar, and will be a 55+ community. This...

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Transformation of Argyle Street Begins Today
Jul06

Transformation of Argyle Street Begins Today

With all of the construction happening on Argyle Street around the CTA Red Line Station in the Uptown neighborhood, you might think that something big is coming.  You’d be right. Today is the official start of the transformation of the over-used, under-cared-for urban corridor into a hub of the neighborhood.  Everything you saw up until now was just preparations for the big event. As The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel...

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Argyle Starts its Transformation Into a Shared Street
Jan20

Argyle Starts its Transformation Into a Shared Street

  When does a community meeting not feel like a community meeting? When the decisions are already made. That was the case last Thursday at Furama Restaurant in Uptown, where 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman held two meetings to explain the work schedule for the transformation of Argyle Street. As this project is already in the bid process, Thursday’s meeting was informational only; the point/counterpoint meetings were held long...

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