West Side Park-Adjacent Tower Cut 30% in Height, 78% in People
Jan26

West Side Park-Adjacent Tower Cut 30% in Height, 78% in People

The largest empty space facing Mary Bartelme Park is a bit closer to being filled. Plans for 23 South Sangamon have been revised, and will be presented to the public next week. November, 2020 rendering of 23 South Sangamon Any time someone proposes a building within bitching distance of the Near West Side’s favorite park, it ignites a level of ear-piercing hyperbole usually reserved for the storming of government buildings. But...

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West Town’s Hottest Potato About to Plant Roots on Peoria Street
Dec12

West Town’s Hottest Potato About to Plant Roots on Peoria Street

In the 14-year history of this publication, we’ve never seen a building so hated, so demonized, so despised as this one.  When 111 South Peoria was announced, you would have thought that it was announced that a pig farm was being built amid the low-rise brick condos of West Town, and everyone in the neighborhood would be required to take a turn slopping the sows. People’s heads figuratively exploded.  They were literally...

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