Tiny Number of Homes  Coming to Chicago’s Restaurant Row
Nov14

Tiny Number of Homes Coming to Chicago’s Restaurant Row

We don’t normally report on the smaller developments going up around town.  But this one is on a highly visible corner of restaurant row, so it’s worth mentioning.  More importantly, it’s going to ace a surface parking lot. The new building designed by The Loop’s HKS will rise a mere 90 feet tall.  But it’s going to be at the corner of Randolph and May Streets, pretty much the trendiest neighborhood in...

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City OK’s Wedging Another Hotel In Along the Chicago River
Aug19

City OK’s Wedging Another Hotel In Along the Chicago River

The Chicago River has always been a popular place to be.  It’s where the city was born, commerce commenced, and unlike another major Midwestern city’s downtown river, it’s never spontaneously combusted. So with all the new riverwalk construction, and talk about making the river safer to be in and around (not that it’s ever lacked for boaters, fishermen, and involuntary swimmers), it’s not surprising that...

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Developer Trying to Squeeze One More Hotel In Along the Chicago River
May10

Developer Trying to Squeeze One More Hotel In Along the Chicago River

Think Chicago’s hotel boom is done booming? Think again. Mr. River North himself, Albert Freidman, held a community meeting last night to showcase his latest proposal: a 395 foot hotel at 330 North Clark Street, adjacent to his Reid Murdoch building. If constructed, the development will consist of 500 hotel rooms, 85,000 square feet of office space, and ground level retail. Most notably, Friedman’s proposal seeks to modify the Reid...

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Neighbor News: Valhalla on the Prairie
Jul01

Neighbor News: Valhalla on the Prairie

If you’re not into football, or hotdish, you might not know that the Minnesota Vikings are building a new stadium in Minneapolis. Gold Coast Spy Darcie happened to be up there recently, and sent in these pictures of the construction progress. Branded the U.S. Bank Stadium (Take that, U.S. Cellular Field!), the stadium is currently at the point where the last of the roof supports are going in.  And unlike its predecessor the...

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