Chicago’s Newest Development is Officially a Thing: Riverline [u]
Nov19

Chicago’s Newest Development is Officially a Thing: Riverline [u]

Downtown Chicago’s newest planned community can officially make the transition from paper to reality.  Today the Chicago Plan Commission approved the construction of Riverline. Riverline is a joint development between CMK and Australian mega-developer Lend Lease south of Harrison Street, north of Roosevelt Road, and sandwiched between South Wells Street and the Chicago River. It was designed by Ralph Johnson at Perkins+Will  and...

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Booth Hansen Throws a Curveball in Lake View East
May18

Booth Hansen Throws a Curveball in Lake View East

Remember when the design was released for the new skyscraper at 171 North Halsted and the heavens opened up, and there was the blaring of trumpets and harps, and angels descended from the sky, and $18.99/dozen roses sprouted in all the vacant lots across the city of Chicago because finally, finally a tower was going to be built that wasn’t a big tall rectangle on top of a little squatty rectangle? Well, it’s about to...

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Full Steam Ahead for the Hampton Inn at Loyola Station
Apr20

Full Steam Ahead for the Hampton Inn at Loyola Station

The hotel to be built down the street from the CTA’s Red Line Loyola station has been given a go-ahead from the Chicago Plan Commission.  The NORR-designed Hampton Inn at 6566 North Sheridan Road is envisioned as six stories tall with 145 rooms over ground floor retail space. While members of the commission were pleased with the hotel’s transit-oriented design, there was some question about its paltry parking plans.  44th...

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