River North’s Parc Huron Earns Top Honors For Energy Efficiency
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River North’s Parc Huron Earns Top Honors For Energy Efficiency

The luxury rental highrise Parc Huron this week earned a top honor for its energy efficiency. The River North structure at 469 W. Huron Street received the Energy Star certification from the EPA. Previously, Parc Huron had already earned its stripes for environmental design. It was the first rental highrise in the state to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Parc Huron opened in 2010 and was designed...

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Week Links: March 16, 2012
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Week Links: March 16, 2012

Chicago’s version of New York’s High Line Park is going to be a reality.  Exelon, CNA, and Boeing have donated $7 million to make the linear park known as the Bloomingdale Trail happen.  It’s part of Mayor Emmanuel’s big push to improve neighborhood parks. Speaking of neighborhood parks, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that hizzonor is going to spend $290 million on new and improved parks across the city.  In...

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Status Update: The Parc Huron

The Parc Huron (469 West Huron Street) continues to climb into the sky in the burgeoning former warehouse district that is River North.  Interesting use of balconies as texture.  Hopefully they won’t end up festooned with tacky out-of-season Christmas lights like some trailer park in the sky.  You’d be surprised which brand new buildings that’s already happened...

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