15-Story Condo Building Proves A Tough Sell In River North
Oct28

15-Story Condo Building Proves A Tough Sell In River North

“Are you a concerned citizen?” asked the gentleman seated next to me. “No,” I replied. “I’m a reporter.” Maybe that didn’t come out exactly right. It may also have inadvertently perpetuated a stereotype about the fourth estate. Nevertheless, there were plenty of bona fide concerned citizens in attendance Monday evening at 633 North Wells to hear details about a new River North planned development. They didn’t much like what they...

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McHugh Outlines its Plan for a new Hotel and Retail Space Connected to McCormick Place
Sep15

McHugh Outlines its Plan for a new Hotel and Retail Space Connected to McCormick Place

It was a packed house at tonight’s meeting hosted by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, where McHugh Construction’s detailed its plans for a proposed hotel and retail complex at 111 East Cermak Road on Monday evening at Hyatt McCormick Place. Lead architect Joe Antunovich provided commentary and color, describing the development as “a landmark project in our city.” In fact, the Landmark Commission has already had its...

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Old Post Office Development Back On Track With Hotel, Residential, Retail, Office Space and a 100-Story Skyscraper
Apr09

Old Post Office Development Back On Track With Hotel, Residential, Retail, Office Space and a 100-Story Skyscraper

Plans for a massive 5.2 million-square-foot renovation and restoration of the empty Post Office at Canal and Van Buren, and accompanying new West Loop development are once again moving forward. If approved by the City of Chicago, the project would turn the 2.7-million-square-foot hulk of a building into a bustling hub of activity. The latest version of the plan was made public tonight (April 9, 2013) by Architect Joe Antunovich of...

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