Another Condo Block Headed to the Gold Coast
Feb24

Another Condo Block Headed to the Gold Coast

There are more and more ripples in Chicago’s downtown condominium pool.  Developers are lining up in bathing caps and floaties to dip their toes into the city’s condominium market — testing it to see if it’s warm enough to take a plunge. The latest toe in the market is 1010 North Dearborn.  Like other recent entries, it’s a condo block of modest height, and just one or two residences per floor — appealing to...

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Another Residential Growth Spurt Coming to Bridgeport
Dec16

Another Residential Growth Spurt Coming to Bridgeport

For the last few years we’ve been telling you about the Lexington Homes development in Bridgeport.  It’s been taking vacant, formerly industrial, land around West 37th and South Morgan Streets and transforming expanses of concrete slabs and weeds into a very nice looking single-family neighbrohood. This is an area on the edge of what used to be the infamous Chicago Stockyards, and was laid out as block after block of...

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NIMBYs Win in Park West; Kill Residential Tower
Jul27

NIMBYs Win in Park West; Kill Residential Tower

Plans for a 17-story residential tower in the city’s Park West neighborhood have been abandoned after pressure from neighborhood groups. 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith put out a statement to her constituents explaining what happened that killed the Pappageorge Haymes-designed project called 2775 North Hampden Court: After several months of discussion and prolonged negotiations among my office, the Park West Community...

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