Here’s the New Design for 863 North Orleans
Mar01

Here’s the New Design for 863 North Orleans

Earlier this week we told you about how the office building planned for 863 North Orleans Street has increased in height from six to 13 stories, bringing even more badly needed offices to a largely residential area north of the Chicago River. The brains behind the design, Piekarz Associates, took note of the story and sent over these renderings of the revised building so that everyone can get a look at what’s coming. Strictly...

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Cabrini-Area Office Proposal Back and Bigger Than Before
Feb27

Cabrini-Area Office Proposal Back and Bigger Than Before

Eleven months ago we told you about a proposal to add a little “work” to the live-work-play mix in the redevelopment of the greater Cabrini Green area of Chicago.  It was for a modest, but glassy, six-story office building designed by Piekarz Associates at 863 North Orleans Street.   Now that project is back, and all grown up — appearing in city paperwork as a full-fledged 13-story office high rise.  It’s the...

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The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans
Mar29

The Long and Short of 863 North Orleans

Two weeks ago we told you about a proposal for a shiny, but modest, office building on the edge of the Cabrini Green neighborhood.  If completed, 863 North Orleans will bring a little bit of mix to what will hopefully one day become a mixed use neighborhood. Back on the 16th we had some real nice renderings and some basic information.  Now the developer has filed paperwork with the city to make this building actually happen and we can...

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Cabrini Area Getting Some “Mixed” Use
Mar16

Cabrini Area Getting Some “Mixed” Use

The way to build a neighborhood and keep it thriving is to make sure it is truly a mixed use proposition.  The Greater Cabrini Metropolitan Area has seen a huge surge of development over the last half decade, but nearly all of it has been residential and retail.  That’s not mixed-use.  That’s called suburbia.  And nobody wants a bedroom community in the middle of the city. Fortunately, a new office building is coming to...

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