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At Long Last, Logan Square Will Get its Towers After All

Location: 2255 North Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square

  • I suspect that the groups opposing this development are an odd confluence of landlords, NIMBYS, and anti-gentrification activists. The landlords oppose it because the laws of supply and demand dictate that the greater the supply the less valuable the apartment, i.e., lower rent. Hmmm...I wonder where M. Fishman stands. The...

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    I suspect that the groups opposing this development are an odd confluence of landlords, NIMBYS, and anti-gentrification activists. The landlords oppose it because the laws of supply and demand dictate that the greater the supply the less valuable the apartment, i.e., lower rent. Hmmm...I wonder where M. Fishman stands. The NIMBYs are opposed to it because it'll be harder to find parking and attract a mixture of low-income residents, hipsters, and crime to the area thus driving down property values. The anti-gentrification activists want all the units to be affordable housing instead of only a percentage of them and fear that the development will yuppify Logan Square even though it already is.

    With all the press the above players have received, I think it would be interesting to see who's actually for the development? Are there any happy landlords that think this development will cause overall rents to go even higher? Are there NIMBYs who think it will exacerbate gentrification thus driving property values higher? Are there any realistic anti-gentrification activists who think that the allotted percentage of affordable housing is plenty considering that high density affordable projects of the past (Cabrini Green) were utter failures?

  • I own a single condo that I rent out, so technically I'm a landlord but fluctuations of rent won't really affect me. I support the project and I'm glad it's going ahead.

    This one developments impact on rent will be negligible but added with other units being proposed will likely...

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    I own a single condo that I rent out, so technically I'm a landlord but fluctuations of rent won't really affect me. I support the project and I'm glad it's going ahead.

    This one developments impact on rent will be negligible but added with other units being proposed will likely hold the growth of rents in Logan Square down and may put pressure on older buildings.

    I seriously doubt it will increase crime, if anything getting rid of an empty stretch of road with development and better lighting should make that area safer.

    Again, I'm glad it's moving forward, and I think that stretch of Milwaukee is going to be radically different in the next 3 years, but the core of Logan square (the blvd, the side streets and the square) will survive just fine.

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    I'm a fairly new landlord in the area--a bit southwest of this particular project, but very much interested in being a part of a balanced way forward with many of the interests mentioned in the OP's message: impact on rents, keeping a healthy mix of residents of different backgrounds (cultural,...

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    I'm a fairly new landlord in the area--a bit southwest of this particular project, but very much interested in being a part of a balanced way forward with many of the interests mentioned in the OP's message: impact on rents, keeping a healthy mix of residents of different backgrounds (cultural, income, etc.).

    I, too, support the project and development along the Milwaukee Ave corridor. I prefer this to empty/underused lots--a massive plus when this area's plight with other areas of the city that are starving for the kind of building and momentum that such development brings to an area.

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Mucca Pazza @ Revolution Brewing

Punk marching band Mucca Pazza does a rare concert sitting in chairs tonight at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the upstairs Brewer's Lounge. Doors open at 7:30, show's at 8:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 21+

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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Do you crave doner kebab and currywurst like nobody’s business? The Radler (2375 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 312-276-0270) has added Street Food Tuesdays to its weekly event rotation...

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...prices without having to actually live through the 2009 recession again: Henry’s Swing Club (18 W. Hubbard, River North, 312-955-8018) will be celebrating DMK’s fifth birthday with super-slashed...

Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival makes its return to the Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., West Loop) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can peruse the comestible...

...what they can from their own individual heritage hog, takes place Sunday at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., West Loop). The battling chefs include John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina, Chris Marchino of...

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CIMMfest

...Wabansia Ave.) featuring superb Chicago indie-rockers Santah, and across town at Emporium Logan Square (2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.), The Gomers will host “Gomeroke,” love rock and roll karaoke where concertgoers can pick from...

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...in Bluesland, makes its world premier at 7pm on April 18th at The Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave.). The film chronicles Lay’s bombastic personality and role in the evolution of blues over...

...with Chicago’s Lake FX Summit + Expo, the live score takes place at 1st Ward (2033 W North Ave.) on April 17th at 7pm...

...novel Absolute Beginners, which will be presented on 35mm at The Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N State St.), a screening that may never occur again in this city...

...of Music, Film & Wine with Spike Lee” on Saturday, April 18th at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St...

...Lisa Fischer, The Rolling Stones’ astonishing backup vocalist, who will be performing at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.) on Saturday, April 18th. The same night, Chicago Mixtape will host a showcase at Hideout...

...on Saturday, April 18th. The same night, Chicago Mixtape will host a showcase at Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave.) featuring superb Chicago indie-rockers Santah, and across town at Emporium Logan Square (2363 N...

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Logan Square To-Do List: Make, Meet And Celebrate

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, April 22, 3-8 pm; AnyWhere Space (2328 Milwaukee Ave.)

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WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 23, 7-8:30 pm; Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 25, 7-11 pm; Former Pierre’s Bakery building (2755 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, April 26, 11 am – 5 pm; Lama HQ (3519 W. Fullerton Ave.)

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6 Things You Can Do in Wicker Park This Weekend

...Miko's Italian Ice's Bucktown location, 1846 N. Damen Ave., or in Logan Square, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., both opening for the season at 2 p.m. Friday. You can select from five...

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...a great weekend for flavored ice, either at Miko's Italian Ice's Bucktown location, 1846 N. Damen Ave., or in Logan Square, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., both opening for the season at 2...

...which is hosting a "going-out-of-business" wine sale to clear out its inventory. 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m...

...Win Local Stuff at a Great Lakes Fundraiser. Bucktown's eco-conscious Karen Marie Salon, 1859 N. Milwaukee Ave. will be hosting its 6th annual Earth Day Party from 6-10 p.m. Saturday...

Shop for Pottery and Beard Oil. Promising "loads of fresh new local vendors," Bitter Betty Bazaar's lineup includes pottery, art, vintage clothing, dog accessories, baked goods, beard oil and more. Innertown Pub, 1935 W. Thomas St. from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

...the Pop-Up Book Fair runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Free with online RSVP or $8/door...

...Hours, beginning Sunday, are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The Pasta Bowl, 1852 W. North Ave.

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