Another Residential Building Hugs The Kennedy
Aug29

Another Residential Building Hugs The Kennedy

Visually, it’s not the most interesting new building in Chicago, but soon a dozen or so people will call it home.  880 North Milwaukee Avenue is the latest in a series of new developments recently approved by the city along the bustling, and sometimes confusing, corridor between Bucktown and Downtown. In the last decade, as the city’s demographics, ward boundaries, and notions about private car use have changed, this...

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Industrial Heart of Chicago Becoming More Residential
Jan03

Industrial Heart of Chicago Becoming More Residential

When you hear about new large-scale residential developments in the city off Chicago, usually it’s a new tower downtown, or a strip of rowhouses in a hipster enclave.  But the newest multi-family opportunity in town is right in the heart of Chciago.  And by “heart of Chicago” we mean the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, a block west of the Heart of Italy neighborhood, north of an industrial area in the 2500 block of...

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Chicago’s Hotel Biz is a Gas Gas Gas
Aug03

Chicago’s Hotel Biz is a Gas Gas Gas

Who doesn’t love checking into a hotel?  A chance to throw the used towels on the floor with abandon while you rest, recharge, and refuel.  Refuel is the key word in downtown Chicago’s latest hotel project, which will see the Shell gas station on the southeast corner of North and Ashland Avenues turned into a 99-room inn. In an interview with DNAinfo, Mark Kupiec, the lawyer for the owner of the gas station says his client...

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Just Stuff That Building Anywhere
Feb04

Just Stuff That Building Anywhere

As residential demand in downtown Chicago increases along with property values, every square, rectangle, polygon, rhombus, trapezoid and even triangle is primed for development.  Including the triangle at 640 North Morgan Street in River West. It’s a triangle-shaped property bordered by North Morgan Street to the east, a weird little stub of West Erie Street to the north, and the Kennedy Expressway’s Ohio Street onramp on...

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