Chicago Inches Closer to Finishing Riverwalk Between North Avenue and Division
Apr03

Chicago Inches Closer to Finishing Riverwalk Between North Avenue and Division

You may or may not have seen blog headlines in the last few days stating that Chicago is getting a new riverwalk.  Well, that’s not quite the truth.  It’s more like the next door neighbor of the truth. What really happened is that Chicago city council approved money that will be used to put together a plan to develop a framework which will guide other people sometime in the future to use some unknown source of money to...

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Obama Foundation Picks Its Chicago Ground Team
Jan31

Obama Foundation Picks Its Chicago Ground Team

We now know who going to do the grounds for the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side. The Obama Foundation has chosen Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Site Design Group, and Living Habitats to be the landscape architecture team for the south side’s most anticipated museum in decades. You may remember New York’s MVVA from such Chicago hits as Maggie Daley Park and the 606.  Chicago’s Site Design Group is...

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Another Chicago Urban Park Expansion
Apr20

Another Chicago Urban Park Expansion

Earlier this week we told you about plans finally moving forward for Trio Park (702 West Wayman Street).  Now we hear there are expansion plans afoot for one of Chicago’s newest and most-used urban parks — A. Montgomery Ward Park (630 North Kingsbury Street). The main portion of the project will be to expand the size of the playground by 50%, and to install equipment suitable for older children.  Specifically: A climbing...

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