Lake View Hardware Store to Build Up
Jan03

Lake View Hardware Store to Build Up

You can build a lot of things with the supplies found in your neighborhood Ace hardware store.  But a seven-story residential building might cause inventory problems. Say farewell to the Ace Hardware at the corner of Sheridan and Dakin in Lake View.  The owner of the building has bigger plans for this space.  We’re talking 120 apartments over ground floor retail space.  But DIY-ers need not fret.  In the diagrams filed with the...

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Long List of Building Permits Signals the Start of Prairie Court
Apr04

Long List of Building Permits Signals the Start of Prairie Court

Patience. They say it’s a virtue. Whether or not that’s true, patience is a good quality to have when it comes to development around Chicago. Take this post from January, for example, when we walked to the corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street in the South Loop. We had no hunches. No tips from the tip lines. Not even a rumor to go on. But still we went, in the hopes something might be happening on the lot where the...

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Another Look at CA Washington
Feb18

Another Look at CA Washington

A couple of weeks ago we told you that Belgravia Group has another CA residential building on the drawing boards for Chicago’s Near West Side.  CA Washington will replace the former A&A auto repair shop at 1045 West Washington Street. The good people over at Sullivan Goulette & Wilson have since sent over a revised rendering of the building, showing a few modifications.  Most prominently, a change in the color scheme...

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Condo Block Ready To Replace Downtown MCM-ish, Route 66-ish Gas Station [u]
Feb08

Condo Block Ready To Replace Downtown MCM-ish, Route 66-ish Gas Station [u]

The paperwork is starting to fly for the new condominium block proposed by Belgravia Group for 1045 West Washington Street, between North Aberdeen and North Carpenter Streets. The project, called CA Washington, was designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson.  It’s planned to be a six-story building with 70 three-bedroom, three-bathroom residences ranging from the mid-$800,000’s to just shy of a million dollars.  With the...

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Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction
Feb17

Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction

The former XO Condo Development at 1712 South Prairie in the South Loop will re-emerge as a pricey condominium complex in about 18 months. The new Golub Town Home Development, designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, will begin pre-construction activities in the next few weeks. A status report on Golub and several other pending developments were on a busy schedule at the Prairie District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) community...

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Project Showcase: 747 North Clark: The Modern Midrise [u]
Jul25

Project Showcase: 747 North Clark: The Modern Midrise [u]

Unless you watch House Hunters on HGTV, Chicago’s midrise residential buildings don’t get a lot of love.  The internet is full of people yammering about the latest fictional skyscraper that some mouth-breathing high school student created with SketchUp in his parents’ basement and is trying to pass off as a real project.  But at the same time, there are dozens, even hundreds, of wonderful new buildings under...

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Chicago’s New Mother Cabrini Shrine Opens in Park West
Sep29

Chicago’s New Mother Cabrini Shrine Opens in Park West

Chicago’s already impressive collection of religious architecture has a new addition to tempt the tourists and serve the faithful. The new National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini opens Monday, October 1st in Park West, just across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have been working on this project for a decade, which saw the demolition of the old Columbus Hospital,...

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