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Old December 12th, 2005, 06:29 AM   #1
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Douglas/Oakland/Kenwood Development News

I thought it would be useful to document the new construction going on between the South Loop and Hyde Park. I was impressed with the apparent quality of a lot of it.

I found these pictures on a realtor's website.

50 E. 26TH



3823 S WABASH



215 E. 31ST STREET



3541 S. PRAIRIE AVE


3971 S. Ellis Ave.



4043 S. Drexel


1155 E. 45th Street



1261 E. 46TH STREET



4314 S. ST. LAWRENCE


4321 S St. Lawrence



4529 S. St. Lawrence



4800 S. St. Lawrence



4235 S. Langley



4348 S. LANGLEY



4431 S Oakenwald (just west of LSD)


4541 S EVANS

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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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Good idea for a thread, but I think it belongs in the development subforum
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Old December 13th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #3
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<Applause Applause Applause!!!>

Great pictures! Bronzeville is still pretty shady in a lot of spots (Pershing and King Drive near Ida B. Wells homes) but has a ton of new construction and is slowly turning around. Bronzeville still needs some decent commercial districts (not the abandoned strips it has now) for it to become a truly liveable neighborhood, though.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 03:25 AM   #4
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^ Can the authorities move this thread to its rightful place?
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Old June 26th, 2006, 04:28 AM   #5
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Condos to go up in Kenwood

By Jeanette Almada

Special to the Tribune
Published June 25, 2006

Two residential projects will add 16 condos to the growing inventory of housing in Kenwood.

The two projects, 3.5-story buildings with eight units each, will go up on vacant city-owned land--a 10,000 square-foot site at 4616 S. Drexel Blvd., and a 10,890 square-foot site at 4515 S. Greenwood Ave.

Maktub Development Chicago LLC, which recently completed a four-unit project at 4550 S. Lake Park Ave., is under contract to buy the land.

That company previously developed projects in Michigan and Sacramento, Calif., and consists of Chicago developer Ghian Forman. "We have done several rehab projects in the area and expect to build several bigger city projects in the near future," Forman said last week.

The developer agreed to pay $323,500 for the Drexel Boulevard land, which has been appraised for $450,000, according to Chicago Department of Planning and Development staff. The sale was approved June 13 by the Community Development Commission. Maktub will pay $310,900 for the Greenwood Avenue land, which was appraised for $435,000, according to the planning department.

"We hope to close on the parcels by the end of summer and to begin construction by late fall," Forman said.

Fourteen three-bedroom, two-bath units will be built in the Drexel Avenue and Greenwood Avenue buildings, each with 1,883 square feet, and marketed for $2.4 million.

Both lots are discounted because the developer has agreed to put one affordable condo on each. Those units will sell for $185,000 and have two bedrooms, two baths and 1,600 square feet, according to the Department of Planning and Development.

Northbrook-based Atelier'7 Architects, owned by Alex Polichuk, is designing both buildings.

Pending City Council approval of the sale and receipt of building permits, Maktub hopes to begin selling the units by late fall, Forman said.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #6
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Here are the images I scanned of the project above:



Not bad I suppose.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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I have always been interested with what is going on in these neighborhoods.
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Here are the images I scanned of the project above:



Not bad I suppose.
^ I like 'um
(if they turn out to be anything like the renderings)
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Old June 28th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #9
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Here are the images I scanned of the project above:



Not bad I suppose.
Contextually well done. Good design making for good neighbors.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #10
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Condos being planned for Oakland neighborhood

By Jeanette Almada

Special to the Tribune
Published August 6, 2006

Thriving redevelopment under way for a decade in the Oakland neighborhood has drawn yet another developer to build a residential project at 40th Avenue and Lake Park Avenue.

Through a development entity called 40th & Lake Park LLC, a partnership between Chicago developers Renaissance Vintage Homes and Highland Design and Construction will construct a 3.5-story masonry building with 12 condos.

Each has redeveloped existing residential buildings and built in several city neighborhoods, including Bronzeville, East Garfield Park and Lakeview, said Victor La Porte, an architect and president of Highland Design and Construction.

"If you go a block or two west [of the North Kenwood site], you will see some of the most beautiful graystones, old and new. There is so much going on in that area," La Porte said.

The LLC will build on a vacant 10,360-square-foot city-owned site at 4000-06 S. Lake Park Ave. It will pay $273,810 for the site appraised at $445,000. The discount was granted on the condition that two of the units be sold affordably.

The Community Development Commission approved the land sale last month. City Council will vote in September, said La Porte, the architect for the project. Two-bedroom, two-bath units in the project will have 1,402 to 1,452 square feet, La Porte said. Ten of the units will be sold at market rate prices between $259,900 and $329,900, he said, while the two affordable units will be $174,305.

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Old August 7th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #11
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^ Wow, the infill is getting better and better...
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Old December 25th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #12
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Lets face it, this thread has no hope. Look at the last post (before this one).

I say we merge this sucker with the "Da South Side" Thread.

Having been loaded with a few too many glasses of Eggnog, I must boldly proclaim to our Mods:

"Mr. Steely & Mr. Hydrogen:

TEAR DOWN THIS THREAD!"
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Old December 26th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #13
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seems like classic architecture is really becoming popular in Chicago.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #14
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seems like classic architecture is really becoming popular in Chicago.
You have to humor the proles sometimes.
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I think some of it is very charming. I just hate it when people are cheap and use crappy material.
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