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Suggestions for Block of Land For Sale

Hi Neighbors. We noticed that there is a for sale sign at a parking lot on the 2100 Block of South Indiana (adjacent to The Lex and across from the Wintrust Arena). Our community needs a full grocery store and a pharmacy. Any suggestions regarding how we can encourage these types of businesses into our developing neighborhood?

  • The parcel is already zoned for DX-5, so some sort of mid-rise could be inevitable at that location.

    Back in 2006, Rokas International Development purchased that parcel and the loft building (now Vesta Lofts where Pizano's is housed), with plans for a combined redevelopment of the 4 story loft building...

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    The parcel is already zoned for DX-5, so some sort of mid-rise could be inevitable at that location.

    Back in 2006, Rokas International Development purchased that parcel and the loft building (now Vesta Lofts where Pizano's is housed), with plans for a combined redevelopment of the 4 story loft building and the addition of a new 27 story condominium building in between the Lex and the Vest Lofts.

    The project PD was approved by Chicago Plan Commission, but after the market crash, the developer fled to Lithuania or somewhere unreported, and NY group including local developer Kargil picked up the property on the cheap and finished out the Vesta Lofts part of the project (now rental lofts).

    Who knows why they want to sell now, perhaps the timing with arena being completed (with high profile of MArriott, new Hilton hotel about to be finished) or they could be needing of cash for other projects (they may be involved in the 1000 S Michigan Ave Project).

    Would be tough to go anything taller with current zoning than the 27 stories proposed in 2006; additional zoning beyond that has gotten more expensive for upzoning, so that would factor into any plan.

    Here is the links to the 2006 project.
    http://i.yochicago.com/images/hpmain/518/155518.jpg
    http://yochicago.com/3622/3622/

  • I am not a fan of Jewel. A pharmacy is needed for this growing area. As a practical matter, I would rather see a pharmacy than another mid/high-rise!

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Golden Anniversary Remembrance

50 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY - 1st Broadcast of the nationally televised Mister Rogers Neighborhood on PBS. I had the pleasure of working with Fred and David Newell -- Mr. McFeely (a.k.a. Mr. Speedy Delivery) for 3 days in Chicago during the celebration of WTTW's 30th Anniversary

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Criminal activity

Residents are not being notified of neighborhood criminal activity in a timely manner.
If residents and guests are not notified by the city or association management companies, the criminals are free to attack again until they are caught.
There must be a better notification system sent immediately once an attack is reported by a victim.

  • @JL

    You're off your rocker if you think that will happen. The psycho who did that will be in prison for quite a while. There's just too much evidence against him.

    However, I do wish they'd put as much effort into convicting ALL the murderers as they will with the commander's death.

  • JL

    John Adams III
    will be in prison for quite a while.So what your saying is he will get out
    How about this. Bring back the death penalty so people like this will not be getting out of jail. Instead be carry out of jail
    Also your words not mine.
    In a perfect world, not in Chicago. He'll sadly receive a slap on the wrist and be let back out sooner than you think.

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What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?

1620 S Michigan Ave., #723 (Near South Side)

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    What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in Chicago if you don't want to spend more than $1,500 / month on rent.
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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    PROVIDE DISHWASHER DISCONNECT, INSTALL OUTLET IN ISLAND, UPGRADE TWO EXISTING OUTLETS TO CODE, INSTALL LED UNDERCABINET LIGHTS WITH DIMMER SWITCHES, PROVIDE CIRCUIT TO KITCHEN FROM PANEL

    1327 S. Plymouth Ct. Issued February 13, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    FRONT - LIT CHANNEL LETTERS. RACEWAY MOUNTED

    1466 S. Michigan Ave. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

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Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop

...Robinson is also accused of grabbing a 19-year-old woman from behind in the 300-block of West Roosevelt Road on at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 20. Police said he dragged the...

...Police also identified Robinson as a suspect in stealing a woman's purse in the 1400-block of South Federal Street at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police said Robinson was taken into custody...

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...of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue. He ran off when people saw him police said.Robinson is also accused of grabbing...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police have arrested a man accused in a string of sexual attacks and robberies. Tyrone Robinson, 26, has been charged in connection with the assault and robbery of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 09

Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville

In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of West Roosevelt Road, dragged her to a stairwell and sexually assaulted her, police said.

About a month later, Robinson stole a purse from a woman around 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the 1400 block of South Federal Street, police said.

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On Feb. 3, Robinson is accused robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman around 1:10 a.m. in the 900 block of West Cornelia Avenue, police said.

Robinson, of the 2000 block of West 70th Street, was due in bond court Friday.

    Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville
    Criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against a man accused of attacking three women since December, two in the South Loop and one in Wrigleyville, according to Chicago police. In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09

What Can I Get for ... Under $600K in the South Loop?

1617 S. Michigan Avenue #2—$575,000 Photo: VHT Studios

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888 S. Michigan Avenue #403—$550,000 Photo: VHT Studios

2332 S. Michigan Avenue #405—$593,000 Photo: Redfin Corporation

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Pet-friendly loft-style South Loop apartments at 1401 South State

Pet-friendly loft-style South Loop apartments at 1401 South State

    Pet-friendly loft-style South Loop apartments at 1401 South State
    Floor-to-ceiling windows at 1401 South State, a pet-friendly luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, serve up great skyline views. Residents at 1401 have views of the nearby Roosevelt Road transit hub, Target, Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe's and a cluster of bars and restaurants that will surprise anyone unfamiliar with the dynamic South Loop.
    http://yochicago.com

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Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1924 State St.

1530 S. State St.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

    Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show
    Chicago is famous for many things, not the least of which is the variety and quality of its restaurants. As there are nearly 450 restaurants within a few miles of McCormick Place, those who work at or come to Chicago Auto Show should consider going outside of the exhibit hall to explore and enjoy some of the city's culinary delights.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Love living downtown

Downtown is great the food, movies, and plays . Great takeout

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Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jan 31

Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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    Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!
    Looks freaking amazing - both the food and the space ( via Eater): After a successful three years in Wrigleyville, the owners of Lowcountry hope to duplicate the formula in the South Loop at their second restaurant. Lowcountry, known for its Cajun seafood boils, started serving patrons over the weekend at 1132 S.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 31

Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Soka Gakkai, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., at 2 p.m.

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...and had a private practice for over 50 years in the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89 - hpherald.com
    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, a resident of Hyde Park and Chicago pedestrian passed away earlier this month. She was 89. Lattimer was born on May 13, 1928 in Memphis Tenn., to Arthur O'Neil Lattimer and Hortense Lewis Lattimer, she was the oldest of six children. As a child, Lattimer told friends and family that she had ...
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Jan 31

The show must go on: Chicago Ensemble at International House

...spring. On Sun., Mar. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pianoforte (1335 S. Michigan Ave.) piano, string, and woodwind players will receive coaching and then take part in a performance...

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Members of the Chicago Ensemble (left to right) Stephen Boe, Andrew Snow, and Karl Davies perform at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., last Sunday. – M.L. Rantala

    The show must go on: Chicago Ensemble at International House - hpherald.com
    By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Classical music performers, like everyone else, sometimes become ill. But the show must go on. So when the Chicago Ensemble found that violinist Mathias Tacke could not perform on Sunday, they hustled to find a replacement. And they did. They found two of them.
    http://hpherald.com

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Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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    Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress
    A reader writes: Came across what looks like a new kickboxing gym on Michigan between 13th and 14th, basically next door to UFC gym. Interesting location. While we posted about this back in November, the addition of the sign seems to indicate things are moving forward.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

Jan 29

1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

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    1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
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