North Union Looks Like a Big Project in a Modest Space
Nov16

North Union Looks Like a Big Project in a Modest Space

The plans for the new North Union project have been laid out for everyone to see.  It will cover five city blocks just west of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood.  The land was formerly owned by the Institute, but was recently sold  so that the Moodys can focus their efforts on things other banking real estate. Diagram of North Union (Via JDL Development) The developer on this one is JDL.  You may...

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2,600+ New Homes: North Union Public Meeting is This Week
Nov09

2,600+ New Homes: North Union Public Meeting is This Week

We finally have a good idea how big the new North Union development is going to be.  New images from Chicago Planning and Development highlight the North Union property in purple, and the Moody Bible Institute in yellow. Map of North Union highlighted in purple, and the Moody Bible Institute highlighted in yellow. (via Department of Planning and Development) Because it’s only five city blocks, we’re going to stop using the...

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Chicago’s Newest Mega Development: North Union
Sep13

Chicago’s Newest Mega Development: North Union

Chicago has seen more than its share of huge developments in recent years. The 78, Riverline, Lincoln Yards, and the River District, are just a few that are already being built, or poised to start filling Chicago’s downtown region with new skyscrapers, homes, offices, and whatnots. The newest name on the roster is “North Union.” According to the Chicago Tribune, North Union is the flag that JDL Development wants to...

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Moody Expanding Near North Campus With New Media Center
Nov09

Moody Expanding Near North Campus With New Media Center

One of the larger academic institutions in downtown Chicago is getting a little bigger.  The Moody Bible Institute is shining up its shovels to break ground late next week on a new media center on its Near North campus. It’s not a “new media” center, it’s a “new” media center, and will house the organization’s radio and publishing empire, as well as internet, digital, and multimedia offices....

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Moody Sees the Wisdom of Near North Senior Housing
Jun23

Moody Sees the Wisdom of Near North Senior Housing

The Moody Bible Institute, the largest college in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood and the broadcaster of some of the best Christmas music on the radio each year, wants to put up a new senior housing block called Wisdom Village. The seven-story building from Design Organization is planned for the eastern half of the half-block bounded by West Oak Street, a private driveway that lines up with North Franklin Street, West Walton...

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