Plan Picked to Primp Pritzker Park Parking Place
Jun21

Plan Picked to Primp Pritzker Park Parking Place

The City of Chicago has chosen which building it wants to replace the forlorn parking garage at 331 South Plymouth Court, behind Pritzker Park in The Loop.   June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.) You can read all about the contest that led up to this decision by following this link.  It’s basically a word salad of self-important recent college grad buzzwords, so we’ll break it...

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Four Loop High-Rise Proposals Debut This Week
May02

Four Loop High-Rise Proposals Debut This Week

Four concepts for a new high rise building across the street from the Harold Washington Library will be presented to the public this week. Fourth Ward Alderman Sophia King is hosting an online community meeting to get to know the plans and get input from people just like you. The location of this high-rise will be the current city-owned parking garage at 331 South Plymouth Court. Four groups have entered a competition to design a...

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Choice Loop Lot Up For Redevelopment — Pritzker Park May Get Slimmed
Feb18

Choice Loop Lot Up For Redevelopment — Pritzker Park May Get Slimmed

There’s not a lot of places left in The Loop where someone with a valise full of hundred dollar bills can make a near-permanent mark on the city.  But one of those places is about to open up. 311 South Plymouth Court (Base map via Apple Maps) You may know 331 South Plymouth Court as the funky (not in a good way) city parking garage lurking behind Pritzker Park, just off State Street.  City Hall has decided to take advantage...

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The Only Park in The Loop Could Become a Skyscraper [updated]
Apr07

The Only Park in The Loop Could Become a Skyscraper [updated]

Six years ago, we published a series of articles heralding the opening of Pritzker Park (344 South State Street) — The first public greenspace inside the Loop proper (as defined by the L tracks) in a generation.  Now it turns out that the pocket park, which has become a lunchtime hangout for office workers, a refuge for tourists with weary feet, and a breath of fresh air for those seeking a slice of nature in the core of this...

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Status Update: Pritzker Park
Apr16

Status Update: Pritzker Park

The large patch of fenced off grass on State Street that used to be an open-air toilet for vagrants is rapidly being turned into Pritzker Park. Construction started back in the snowy (OK, “snowier”) months and for a long time seemed to involve nothing more than moving all the dirt into a big pile.  These days, cement trucks are on the scene pouring the foundations for what will become seating areas and pathways. The plan...

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