Wilson Avenue Theater Redevelopment Gets Refined, Filed
Jul26

Wilson Avenue Theater Redevelopment Gets Refined, Filed

The people who want to turn the old Wilson Avenue Theater in Uptown into new residences have filed the necessary paperwork with the city for its bureaucrats and politicians to ponder its approval. The project would restore the theater building, designed by Henry L. Ottenheimer, while at the same time putting up a pack of pads for the rapidly improving neighborhood. The neighborhood will also benefit from a freshly rehabbed community...

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A Closer Look at the Uptown TOD Coming to the Wilson Avenue Theater
Jun07

A Closer Look at the Uptown TOD Coming to the Wilson Avenue Theater

Late last month the Chicago Plan Commission approved the redevelopment of the old Wilson Avenue Theater (1050 West Wilson Avenue), a vaudeville playhouse that has seen better times.  The project also includes building a seven-story residential addition on the east side of the old building, currently a surface parking lot. The project by Cedar Street Companies is right across the from the CTA’s Wilson Red Line Station, so it...

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Another Vintage Loop Office Building Going Residential
Jun06

Another Vintage Loop Office Building Going Residential

In an accelerating trend, another vintage Loop office building is going to briefcases to breakfast nooks. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that The Hartman Building at 30 East Adams Street, designed by Alfred S. Alschuler, has been sold and is going to be converted by Cedar Street Companies.  You may remember Cedar Street from such adaptive reuses as the Wilson Avenue Theater in Uptown, and the Bush Temple of Music in Near...

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