2 days ago

Transit-oriented Evanston development with 241 units breaks ground

The nine-story apartment building at 811 Emerson is officially underway

...Evanston Now. They include a 17-story, 169-unit aged-restricted high-rise slated for 1727 Oak Avenue and the 26-unit Evanston Gateway project at 100 Chicago Avenue...

    Transit-oriented Evanston development with 241 units breaks ground
    Evanston, Chicago's lakefront neighbor to the north, recently broke ground on a new apartment development located steps from Northwestern University and Clark Street Beach. Known by its address of 811 Emerson, the nine-story project will feature 241 rental units featuring studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts and ranging from 400 to 1,100 square feet in size.
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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote

...story, 220-foot Fulton Market apartment tower set to replace the Fabbri Sausage factory at 166 N. Aberdeen. Developed by MCZ and penned by SCB, the approved design will contain 236 rental units...

...a previous approved plan was amended, clearing way for a new seven-story building at 171 N. Wabash. Designed by HPA, the mixed-use building will feature 81 rental units, 5,500 square...

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The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

Other approved projects were a Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134...

...Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134-unit mixed-income senior housing development in Calumet Heights, an...

Lastly, the Commission passed a somewhat unusual zoning amendment “clarifying” that the apartment development at 1350 S. Union Avenue will contain no more than 99 units. The University Village project’s been under construction since early 2017 and is expected to be completed soon.

Commission approves an addition to Lakeview's Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School at 3731 N. Broadway. The new four-story structure will contain 34,000 square feet of space for new classrooms and a gym. pic.twitter.com/6LugGe3SSr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves the plan for the Montclare #CalumetHeights development at 9329 S. Stony Island Ave., which will offer 134 units of senior housing. The $34 million project would receive $3 million in TIF assistance. pic.twitter.com/U1E5tMduJY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves @GothamGreens' plan for a commercial greenhouse at 720 E. 111th St. in the #Pullman neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/zunYfJq1Kh — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

    Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote
    Thursday's meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission saw a number of new developments approved over the course of the long-more than six hours-and topsy-turvy public hearing. This month's meeting was particularly eventful as nearly two dozen activists interrupting the proceedings to protest the Obama Foundation's lacks of a formalized community benefits agreement with regards to the proposed Obama Presidential Center.
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  • When the St. Boniface School was demolished the facade was removed for preservation. Any idea what happened to it?

2 days ago

Chance the Rapper buying $4 million condo in Streeterville

The two-bedroom property at 600 North Fairbanks Court was originally two separate condos which the owner combined into a sprawling v-shaped home. The building, designed by Helmut Jahn, was completed in 2007.

    Chance the Rapper buying $4 million condo in Streeterville
    Chance the Rapper, Chicago's beloved musician and a voice for change, is buying a $4 million condo in the Streeterville neighborhood. The asking price of the 4,500-square-foot home is $4.025 million, which is down from $4.5 million when it first listed back in July, according to news first reported by .
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4 days ago

St. Jane Hotel gets new Art Deco-inspired illustration

A Chicago-based illustrator, Morgan Ramberg, created the bold-patterned art which incorporates elements from the 1929 landmark building at 230 N Michigan Avenue. The design will be used on key cards and giveaways, but the large installation won’t be permanently displayed on the exterior.

    St. Jane Hotel gets new Art Deco-inspired illustration
    The St. Jane Hotel, formerly the Hard Rock Hotel, recently installed an art deco-inspired illustration spanning nearly 25 feet across the Carbon & Carbide building's front facade. The artist collaboration marks the first of renovated hotel which plans to open in June.
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6 days ago

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Keir House is back on the market after three months

The 2,200-square foot home at 1031 Meadow Road was named after its first owner, physician William F. Kier. It is part of the Ravine Bluffs subdivision located on the estate of the Wright-designed Sherman Booth House.

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Keir House is back on the market after three months
    Just three months after selling for $752,000, a renovated Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in suburban Glencoe, Illinois is back on the market seeking a new higher price. The 2,200-square foot home at 1031 Meadow Road was named after its first owner, physician William F. Kier.
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6 days ago

Revised Wabash Avenue apartment plan breaks cover

Updated renderings of a seven-story development slated for the parking lot at 171 N. Wabash Avenue in the heart of Chicago’s Loop were revealed Friday in an email to downtown residents from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

...adjacent MDA City Apartments inside the Daniel Burnham-designed Medical and Dental Arts Building at 63 E. Lake Street. The addition will connect to its 1920s neighbor via a sixth-floor bridge and share...

    Revised Wabash Avenue apartment plan breaks cover
    Updated renderings of a seven-story development slated for the parking lot at 171 N. Wabash Avenue in the heart of Chicago's Loop were revealed Friday in an email to downtown residents from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly. The mixed-use building will contain 81 rental units, 5,500 square feet of ground floor retail, and a rooftop pool deck.
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Apr 13

Spacious Lakeview time capsule with killer views lists for $700K

The property’s longtime owners purchased a unit on 320 W. Oakdale Avenue’s 19th floor shortly after architect-developer Milton M. Schwartz completed the notable International Style building in 1956.

As their family started to grow, the couple decided to stay put and purchase the space directly above and combined the two units into one. Like the newly listed Stainless Steel Apartment at 860 N. Lake Shore Drive, the unit stands alone as the building’s only duplex.

    Spacious Lakeview time capsule with killer views lists for $700K
    A one-of-kind, single-owner condo overlooking Lake Michigan hit the market for the very first time earlier this week. Featuring four bedrooms, three and half-bathrooms, and two kitchens, the two-level residence is like stepping back in time to the 1970s.
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Apr 12

Long-dormant 24-story project hotel near Union Station shows signs of life

After sitting idle for what seemed like ages, a 24-story hotel development earned a surprise construction permit on Wednesday. Dubbed the Toyoko Inn Hotel, the project will replace a downtown surface lot at 320 S. Clinton Street with up to 615 guest rooms and on-site parking for 123 cars.

    Long-dormant 24-story project hotel near Union Station shows signs of life
    After sitting idle for what seemed like ages, a 24-story hotel development earned a surprise construction permit on Wednesday. Dubbed the Toyoko Inn Hotel, the project will replace a downtown surface lot at 320 S. Clinton Street with up to 615 guest rooms and on-site parking for 123 cars.
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Apr 11

Sleek River North condo with large private terrace asks $1.525M

Located on the 7th floor of the blue-glass tower at 110 W. Superior Street, this renovated three-bedroom River North home offers the bells and whistles of a new construction at a considerably lower—though still by no means cheap—asking price.

    Sleek River North condo with large private terrace asks $1.525M
    Located on the 7th floor of the blue-glass tower at 110 W. Superior Street, this renovated three-bedroom River North home offers the bells and whistles of a new construction at a considerably lower-though still by no means cheap-asking price.
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Apr 11

Updated TOD plan fails to impress Lincoln Park neighbors

The updated plan for 2670 N. Lincoln Avenue had reduced units, scaled back retail space, and increased parking

Despite notable revisions, a four-story transit-oriented apartment proposal looking to replace a gas station at the corner of Lincoln and Seminary avenues will not be moving forward—or at least not in its current from.

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...After a second community meeting, we have rejected a development proposal for 2658-2670 N. Lincoln Avenue,” said 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith in a recent email to Lincoln Park residents. “We...

Proposed as a replacement for the wedge-shaped corner gas station parcel as well as an adjacent single-story commercial building at 2662 N. Lincoln Avenue, the project was seeking a zoning change to bring both properties up to a unified B3-3 designation.

One notable exception is the 11-story Elevate Lincoln Park project located at nearby 930 W. Altgeld Street. The 191-unit apartment development began residential move-ins late last month.

    Transit-oriented development fails to win over Lincoln Park neighbors
    Despite notable revisions, a four-story transit-oriented apartment proposal looking to replace a gas station at the corner of Lincoln and Seminary avenues will not be moving forward-or at least not in its current from. "After a second community meeting, we have rejected a development proposal for 2658-2670 N.
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Apr 10

Adorable Arts & Crafts home in Beverly quickly scores contract

1641 W. 105th Street, Chicago IL [Estately]

    Adorable Arts & Crafts home in Beverly quick to score contract
    A charming Arts & Crafts style home located in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's South Side was quick to line-up an interested buyer and and it's easy to see why. Built in 1915, the three-bedroom residence was "lovingly restored," according to its listing notes, and features refinished wood trim and rich millwork throughout.
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Apr 10

Chicago’s next riverfront office tower is a go

Downtown’s next office tower is officially ready to rise along the banks of the Chicago River. Known by its address of 110 N. Wacker, the glassy high-rise will occupy the site of the former General Growth Building—a 1950s-era low-rise that quickly bit the dust over the course of the last two months.

...recently welcomed the 52-story River Point tower and the 54-story high-rise at 150 N. Riverside...

    Chicago's next riverfront office tower is ready to rise
    Downtown's next office tower is officially ready to rise along the banks of the Chicago River. Known by its address of 110 N. Wacker, the glassy high-rise will occupy the site of the former General Growth Building-a 1950s-era low-rise that quickly bit the dust over the course of the last two months.
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Apr 09

Updated Apr 09

Looking for Chicago’s Printers Row? It’s on Ravenswood

In January, the announced sale of the Palmer Printing plant at 739 S. Clark Street made official what has long felt like an inevitability: there are no more printers in Printer’s Row.

Patty Wetli This building at 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue is home to Vida Sacic studio and other printers.

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If all this talk about printers and printing has piqued your interest, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue, offers classes in a variety of printmaking techniques.

    Looking for Chicago's Printers Row? It's on Ravenswood
    In January, the announced sale of the Palmer Printing plant at 739 S. Clark Street made official what has long felt like an inevitability: there are no more printers in Printer's Row. Once one of the nation's liveliest printing hubs, the Printer's Row neighborhood hasn't lived up to its name for decades.
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  • Looks like Patty Wetli, lately from DNA Info, has resurfaced on Curbed. I know she had some fans here who liked to read about her garden. Nice article and photos about letterpress printers, on Curbed.

Apr 09

1000M leads city in new condo sales, eyes 2019 groundbreaking

The glassy high-rise will replace a parking lot at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue, directly across from Chicago’s Grant Park. It will feature sweeping views of the Loop...

    Jahn's 1000M leads Chicago in new condo sales, eyes 2019 groundbreaking
    After launching in October, condo sales are off to a encouraging start at the 74-story Helmut Jahn-designed skyscraper known as 1000M. The yet-to-be-built tower landed a combined 38 contracts in the final quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, according to a sales team lead by @properties.
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