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Old July 17th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #401
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btw that restaurant at prairie and 51st,
cool location,
in that i hope this helps the area
you can see potential when you google map it
and the building in the google map
streetview is all boarded up
so yeah, its nice to preserve that
nice feel to the street kindof building

wow is this the beginning of something in
washington park?
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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #402
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wow is this the beginning of something in
washington park?
Look up real estate trends for Washington Park over the last 5 years. This area was one of the most hyped in Chicago late 2006, early 2007... until everything blew up.


Hopefully? Yes.... Probably? No
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Old August 11th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #403
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Seminary Co-op Bookstore plans move next door, to McGiffert House
July 19, 2010


The Seminary Co-operative Bookstore will move to a new, larger location less than a block from its current home near the end of 2011, the year the Seminary Co-op will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Seminary Co-op and University of Chicago officials announced the move as planning gets under way for the adaptive reuse of the building at 5757 S. University Ave., including the basement space the Co-op now occupies.
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Antheus Capital buys Sutherland
By Sam Cholke


The Sutherland building has lost the battle against decay, and the few residents sticking out the fight were informed Aug. 2 that their leases would not be renewed as the building is cleared prior to renovation by new owner, Antheus Capital.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #404
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Pullman Park

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A Bargain for Pullman?
Walmart clears Chicago council for Far South Side project, paving way for 180-acre development


With the support of the mayor, the aldermen, and even unions that have long opposed it, Walmart is coming to the South Side of Chicago. What will be joining the 150,000-square-foot Super Center on the sprawling 180-acre site remains less certain. Whatever gets built, it will bring economic activity to a depressed corner of the city, part of the reason Walmart succeeded against such stiff opposition.




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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #405
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A Bargain for Pullman?
Walmart clears Chicago council for Far South Side project, paving way for 180-acre development


With the support of the mayor, the aldermen, and even unions that have long opposed it, Walmart is coming to the South Side of Chicago. What will be joining the 150,000-square-foot Super Center on the sprawling 180-acre site remains less certain. Whatever gets built, it will bring economic activity to a depressed corner of the city, part of the reason Walmart succeeded against such stiff opposition.
While ANY investment in Pullman is a welcome sight, the planning is a huge disappointment.

The bank on SE corner (the tower) took design proposals from a group of Masters students at IIT and easily had a dozen designs that were 10x better... even while still including big box shopping.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #406
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I really hate how suburban those pictures look. I know they can do better than that...
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Old August 29th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #407
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^yeah, the sea of parking is off-putting for sure. But development is so sparse in that area anyway. I hate to say it, but Id have to take it over nothing.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #408
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Its basically the suburbs down there anyways
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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #409
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Lol Pullman? Roseland? Suburban? Lol
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:35 AM   #410
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Lol Pullman? Roseland? Suburban? Lol
Yes, its very similar to a lot of inner-ring suburbs around many cities, and its the same distance to downtown as many inner-ring suburbs too. Only difference is Chicago probably annexed that land.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 09:19 PM   #411
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Lol Pullman? Roseland? Suburban? Lol
Look at the qualifier for being urban as the level of density and land use. this area is more suburban in those terms than lets say, Lakeview. I love Pullman for its historic charm. The tree lined streets, the Pullman rowhouses, thats all beautiful. But years of crime and neglect have left other area's of the nieghborhood with empty lots and abandoned buidings.

This development is going to bring in a suburban style design that hopefully will not comprimise the little bit of urbaness the area has. The trade off is first and formost jobs. Then there is the added benefit of the area recieving a grocery store. Depending on what type of businesses are included in the plan, this might turn out to be a decent development.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 06:09 AM   #412
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not sure why that was directed at me but ok...
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Old September 9th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #413
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City Council approves South Works plan; Daley floats tech park at Michael Reese
September 08, 2010

Even as speculation swirls over who will lead Chicago in the post-Richard M. Daley era, the mayor's agenda for re-shaping the city rolls on.

Backing a request from Daley, the Chicago City Council today agreed to kick in up to $98 million in infrastructure costs for the long-dormant expanse of lakefront property that once housed the U.S. Steel South Works plant, according to Molly Sullivan, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Community Development.

Meanwhile, Daley announced that the city is considering a tech park at the former Michael Reese Hospital campus, the Tribune's Clout Street blog reports.

The city demolished all but two buildings on the campus, which was co-planned and partly designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school in Germany, to make way for an Olympic Village if Chicago won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Rio de Janeiro won the bid instead, leaving the future of the 37-acre South Side site in doubt.

Chicago developer Dan McCaffrey, together with U.S. Steel Corp., plans to transform the nearly-barren, almost 580-acre South Works site into a $4 billion minicity of high-rises aparments, town homes, parks, shops, offices and medical facilities that would be home to 150,000 people.

The proposal will involve issuing bonds that ultimately would be paid back with property taxes generated by the development. The money would pay for infrastructure, such as new streets, for the first phrase of the project, which is expected to get underway in 2013 after a relocation and widening of South Shore Drive is completed south of 79th Street.

The South Works master plan was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago along with Sasaki Associates of Massachusetts. The former steel plant has been shuttered since 1992.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #414
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Lake Park to move forward
by Sam Cholke


The second phase of development at Lake Park Crescent is going forward, representatives from developer the Davis Group said at a Sept. 2 meeting of the North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Community Council.

The next phase will add 132 units of housing to the development, 81 units in a mid-rise building and 51 units in a series of 3- and 6-unit row houses. All the units will be rental...The council has already signed-off on the midrise building, which is currently in the process of securing building permits and should break ground in January. The council approved the design for the row housing and the developers expected to secure building permits by December.
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Blair Camin's thoughts on the South Works plan. A decent overview and a couple good renderings (click on the pics for larger sizes.)

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....r-the-dev.html
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Old September 18th, 2010, 02:44 AM   #416
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Blair Camin's thoughts on the South Works plan. A decent overview and a couple good renderings (click on the pics for larger sizes.)

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....r-the-dev.html
That rendering shown in the tribune and analyzed by Blair was not the same rendering passed by the plan commission.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #417
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^ After reading that article I'm starting to get a little afraid that the project would look really suburban...
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:13 AM   #418
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Surprise, surprise, it doesn't look like that Gateway project will be happening as envisioned, if at all. Instead they're marketing the site as a suburban-style shopping center with a Food4Less supermarket anchoring the development.


Further west is a similar development, although I assume the developer doesn't entirely own this huge swath of land at the moment.

Space for big box and small retailers, outlet mall, small convention center, community center, residential development, hotels, and a proposed CTA and Metra station.


At least with this one they didn't even bother getting our hopes up.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:06 AM   #419
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^ If approved, it will confirm my suspicion that the south side of Chicago remains a worthless shit hole not worth caring about--Hyde Park excepted.

The south branch of the Green Line really needs to be torn down if these are the kinds of developments we have to look forward to. There is absolutely no reason for heavy rail mass transit to exist if all you're going to build is gas stations & shopping centers surrounded by oceans of parking.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:15 AM   #420
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^ I wouldn't say the Southside is a worthless shit hole but I would say that Southside Developers are worthless sorry excuses for humans at this point...
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