Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality
Jan10

Overture High Rise Gets Smaller, Closer to Reality

Chicago’s next vertical retirement community is going to soar a little less high.  Overture Edgewater Beach has been trimmed back after meetings with neighbors who worried about its impact on the neighborhood’s density and traffic. Edgewater Buzz quotes a statment from 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman saying the residential block intended for 54440 North Sheridan Road has been reduced from 18 stories to 16; the number...

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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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Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before
Nov14

Axed Sheridan Road High Rise is Back and Bigger Than Before

The surface parking lot at 5440 North Sheridan Road in Edgewater Beach is getting another chance to become more than what it is currently. Forty-eighth Ward Alderman Harry Osterman has notified his constituents that a new plan is being put together for the property just one block from the lakefront. The building, called Overture Edgewater Beach, was designed by Pappageorge/Haymes for for Greystar, and will be a 55+ community. This...

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Pappageorge Haymes’ 465 North Park Breaks Ground in Streeterville
Sep21

Pappageorge Haymes’ 465 North Park Breaks Ground in Streeterville

If you’ve ever wished for a flower-shaped skyscraper to be planted in the heart of Chicago, you finally got your wish.  That’s because yesterday people from Jupiter Realty, MetLife, and Allstate put hardhats on, picked up ceremonial shovels, and officially started the skyscraper currently known as 465 North Park. The skyscraper designed by Pappageorge Haymes will rise directly across from the AMC Theaters on East Illinois...

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Groundbreaking Set for Streeterville’s Next Skyscraper
Sep15

Groundbreaking Set for Streeterville’s Next Skyscraper

The next skyscraper to take its place in the forest of towers that make up Streeterville has an official groundbreaking date.  It’s next Tuesday, September 20th. 465 North Park is being developed by MetLife, Allstate, and Jupiter Realty Company; and designed by Pappageorge Haymes.  Its owners promise it will be “the most luxurious rental apartment community in Chicago.” When completed in the first half of 2018, it...

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Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago
Sep07

Move-ins Starting at Luxe on Chicago

For those of you keeping track of developments on the west side of town, Luxe on Chicago has gone from pre-leasing to actually leasing and letting people move in. The four-story, 59-unit apartment building at 1838 West Chicago Avenue in East Ukrainian Village is the latest development from Fifield Companies and designed by Pappageorge Haymes. Amenity highlights include a Mariano’s supermarket a block away, a Divvy bike sharing...

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Hudson and Huron: A River, A Lake, and Two Chicago Skyscrapers
Aug25

Hudson and Huron: A River, A Lake, and Two Chicago Skyscrapers

This skyscraper construction update is a two-fer: The Hudson, at 750 North Hudson Avenue; and 400 West Huron… at 400 West Huron Street. We have frequent tip line flyer Joe Zekas from YoChicago! to thank for the double-shot of construction goodness. It’s hard to tell who’s leading this River North race, as 400 West Huron appears to have just about reached its ultimate height of 15 stories. Meanwhile over at 750, it...

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Chicago’s NEXT Apartment Tower Arriving Three Months Early
Jul06

Chicago’s NEXT Apartment Tower Arriving Three Months Early

Here’s something we don’t see every day.  Or week.  Or year.  It’s an announcement from Fifield Companies that its newest residential tower, NEXT (347 West Chestnut Street), is going to open — get this — three months early.  Not since the puppet bicycle took to the Loop have so many downtown observers done a double-take. Ordinarily, developers like to be vague about construction milestones.  After all, nobody wants...

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A First Look at What Will Become of Uptown’s Stewart School
Jun28

A First Look at What Will Become of Uptown’s Stewart School

It’s been a little over three years since Chicago Public School announced that the Graeme Stewart School in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood would close its doors forever.  Now a real estate developer wants to open them again.  This time as apartments. The plan drawn up by Pappageorge Haymes is to carve 64 new homes out of the school that Morningside Equities bought for $5.1 million last autumn — a 14% premium on its...

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Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street
Jun20

Streeterville Ready to Soar With New Player on East Illinois Street

The big chatter in Streeterville architectural circles over the weekend was the arrival of heavy equipment in the vacant lot at the corner of East Illinois Street and North Park Drive, across from the AMC Theaters.  It’s the first indication that work is getting ready to commence on the skyscraper currently known as 465 North Park Drive. Both Streeterville Spy Joel and Streeterville Spy F. hit our Tip Line with pictures of the...

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