Site of One of Chicago’s First Walmarts to Become an Office Building
Jan06

Site of One of Chicago’s First Walmarts to Become an Office Building

Remember when there was that cool art supply store right off the CTA Brown Line at Chicago Avenue and then Walmart moved in and the black beret crowd in the neighborhood snapped their Blick Masterstrokes in half when they heard the news?  The building that brings back those gentrification flashbacks will soon be a memory. October 2019 rendering of 777 North Franklin A plan has been submitted to the city for a nine-story office...

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55-Home Project Breaks Ground in Wicker Park
Aug26

55-Home Project Breaks Ground in Wicker Park

A new development near the intersection of Milwaukee and Division will bring a little more density to the Polish Triangle area. Alcove Wicker Park consists of a seven-story condo block with 43 homes, plus an additional dozen townhouses.  They’re expected to be available next year. Rendering of Alcove Wicker Park (August 2019. Courtesy of @properties.) It’s a Vermillion Development project designed by Hirsch MPG.  In line...

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Cars Yield To Homes in Lake View East
Jul01

Cars Yield To Homes in Lake View East

Chicago and cars have an interesting history together. Both blossomed around the same time, and the early automobile industry left an impression on the city. The first auto race in America was held in Chicago (to Evanston and back). Car racing was a staple in the early years of Solider Field. Some of the South Loop’s best historic architecture is preserved in the showrooms and garages of Auto Row. And there is still a small...

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