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Old July 2nd, 2011, 05:42 PM   #21
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I think that's an error. A new roadway is being built to carry US 41 along the western edge of the site, but it will probably be called Harbor Drive.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #22
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The site for the velodrome: http://www.chicagovelocampus.com

As for marketing, I'm pretty sure that the developers of this site readily recognize that their site is on the south side of Chicago and that African American and perhaps Latino buyers (although many are opting for the west side and western suburbs) will be most of their market. However, the South Side historically -- and often unfairly -- has had limited access to credit, even more so now that the subprime market and specialist lenders like ShoreBank have dramatically pulled back; combined with the South Side housing market's substantial glut of available properties (many of them distressed sales), this makes launching a for-sale development in this location very problematic at this time. It was much easier to do similar development in the South Bronx in the 1990s, when NYC was adding working-class jobs and when banks were in an expansion mode (and thus, under CRA, obligated to expand lending in inner city neighborhoods). The financial picture today is completely, totally different.

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I understand how you are using the term and whom your are describing with it, but that usage is incorrect. The term Anglo describes people of English descent, period.
Well, usage evolves over time. I've noticed that people in Mexican border states (California and Texas, primarily) now often use the terms Latino and Anglo to broadly describe people by language background -- similar to how Canadians use Francophone and Anglophone. The Angles and the Saxons, as ethnic groups, are no longer considered distinct particularly within the context of a linguistically plural United States.

Indeed, a quick search on the term "Anglo" at the BBC only turns up references to names or the compound term "Anglo Saxon," and even then usually referring to prehistoric artifacts. Compare their sparing usage of the term to the Los Angeles Times' liberal use of it:
"He explains that as a white guy with an Anglo name... no one cared about McMaster's 'Anglo' arguments..."
"a congenial SoCal blend of old and young, Eastside and Westside, Spanish-dominant and Anglo-centric"
"It's not like I can lighten my skin and pass for Anglo."
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:17 AM   #23
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Old March 10th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #24
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March 8, 2012 03:08pm ET

Lake Shore Drive Work Spurs $4B McCaffery Plan

By Robert Carr

Thursday, March 8, 2012,

CHICAGO-The team representing the $4 billion Lakeside development of the former US Steel plant on the South Side premiered some news in a presentation today, including a sustainable environment study at the site, and that work should start this month on the Lakeshore Drive extension........

Also, transportation plans are being thought out, as the site will have Metra stops and bus service, and the venture is working with northern Indiana officials about attracting residents and improving the closer Gary Airport........

Development of the first phase in the northern part of the site will likely start in 2014, she says. Projects for the entire site that are on the drawing board include a few large parks, a downtown-lifestyle mall area with possible multifamily, a new high school and a research and development area. Mabwa said one main project, the Obama Presidential Library on the south side of the site, is also still being discussed. “It would complete the line of Chicago museums along Lake Michigan,” she said. “It would really be a legacy center........
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #25
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Old March 16th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #26
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Awesome! But I have a question.. Is this going to happen. Because there basically extending Chicagos downtown. Which is also awesome. It would be great is there where a couple of skyscrapers placed there. That would be like to downtowns in one city.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #27
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But I have a question.. Is this going to happen.
I would say yes. It wont happen overnight and depending on market forces it could vary from high end to low end, but this will likely take 20-40 years to build out, so who knows whats going to happen between now and 2050.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #28
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Awesome! But I have a question.. Is this going to happen. Because there basically extending Chicagos downtown. Which is also awesome. It would be great is there where a couple of skyscrapers placed there. That would be like to downtowns in one city.
^ No, this is not like Chicago's downtown, and it is not like 2 downtowns in one city.

This will be a suburban shopping center surrounded by houses. Nothing more. I promise you that you will be very unhappy with the end result.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #29
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^ No, this is not like Chicago's downtown, and it is not like 2 downtowns in one city.

This will be a suburban shopping center surrounded by houses. Nothing more. I promise you that you will be very unhappy with the end result.
Major Bummer!!!!
I guess new downtowns cant be designed anymore, just hokey crap!
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Old March 20th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #30
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^ No, this is not like Chicago's downtown, and it is not like 2 downtowns in one city.

This will be a suburban shopping center surrounded by houses. Nothing more. I promise you that you will be very unhappy with the end result.
I'm not entirely sure why they aren't developing the south end of the site for industrial. It's already pad ready from Solo Cup starting the work and then pulling out like 12 years ago or so. Aside from that it has a boat slip and a railroad spur. It's a perfect site for industrial, even if it was light industrial, and that would actually feed the new residential they want to build to the north.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 02:38 PM   #31
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^ No, this is not like Chicago's downtown, and it is not like 2 downtowns in one city.

This will be a suburban shopping center surrounded by houses. Nothing more. I promise you that you will be very unhappy with the end result.
Dam! Well that sucks. And a complete waste of space
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