LaSalle Street S.R.O. Reopens, Makes 0.001% Dent in Chicago’s Housing Crisis
May01

LaSalle Street S.R.O. Reopens, Makes 0.001% Dent in Chicago’s Housing Crisis

Nine months after we reported that the Carling Hotel at 1512 North LaSalle Street was being  renovated, the S.R.O. is open once again. The City of Chicago bought the rooming house for $10 million using money from its 2014 S.R.O. Preservation Initiative and the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund.  The property was then sold to Michaels Development for $3.8 million, which pledged to put $27 million worth of improvements into it....

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2018 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced
Apr05

2018 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced

There are thousands of people who work every day to make Chicago what it is, and shape its future.  Some of these individuals were honored today at the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. This is the 24th year for the awards. Meghan Harte, LISC Chicago Executive Director said, “For more than two decades the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in...

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Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division
Aug20

Next Phase of Parkside of Old Town Rising On West Division

Redevelopment of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood continues on the city’s north side, and Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation’s Parkside of Old Town project continues to grow. This particular project, at 459 West Division Street, will bring an eclectic mix of dwelling options when ready for occupation in the winter 2016. At completion, the Landon Bone Baker Architects-design will include 106 dwelling...

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“Good Design Is For Everyone” Works For LBBA
Dec04

“Good Design Is For Everyone” Works For LBBA

Who doesn’t love a story where the underdog wins? I thought about that when I spoke with the three principals of Landon Bone Baker Architects. LBBA will be presented with the AIA Chicago architecture firm of the year honor on December 8 and it couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. My first experience with Peter Landon was when I heard him speak at “Public Interest Architecture In Practice” last February. “LBBA isn’t...

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When Doing Good for the Community is Good for the Architect
Feb13

When Doing Good for the Community is Good for the Architect

John Syvertsen has been to a lot of ribbon cuttings. The one that he’ll always remember wasn’t a high-profile project. It was the opening of an elevator. Syvertsen, senior principal at Cannon Design, is one of the many Chicago architects who try to give back to the community. He was one of the featured speakers at “Public Interest Architecture In Practice” presented by AIA Chicago on February 8 at the School of the Art Institute of...

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