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Old June 30th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #281
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Another condo building in Arlington Heights?

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/se....asp?id=327726

Village considers condos, shops

By Sheila Ahern
Posted Saturday, June 30, 2007


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The condo building would be called the Chestnut Courtyard Condominiums and would be located on the northeast corner of Chestnut and Sigwalt streets. The building would have 55 one- and two-bedroom condos.

The developer is Mark Anderson. Anderson has developed other downtown projects, including the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Village Green and Metro Lofts.

To build the six-story condo unit, Anderson would need to demolish three homes and a vacant two-story apartment building, according to a village staff report.

Plan commissioner Joe Lorenzini said the site is important because it’s a buffer between downtown and some residential homes.

“It seems reasonable, but if a lot of people object, we might have to look at it again,” Lorenzini said.

Anderson said he plans to meet with neighbors to discuss the project.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 04:22 AM   #282
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Downtown Tinley popular with buyers
Area’s redevelopment driving demand
July 30, 2007
BY MIKE DUFFIN
For years, the section of Tinley Park east of Harlem Avenue had been the proverbial stepchild of the village. With mostly older and outdated homes, this part of town became an afterthought for buyers who could afford to live elsewhere.
But with a downtown revitalization underway, demand for homes within walking distance of the Oak Park Avenue Metra station has dramatically increased.
http://searchchicago.suntimes.com/ho...Tinley.article
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Old August 9th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #283
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...ck=2&cset=true

Twin tower project will get more public hearings
August 9, 2007


At a meeting last week, officials with the development firm Mega Realty of Chicago told residents, who feared the plan would win approval without additional vetting, that they had scaled down the Highwood Towers to a 94-foot, eight-story structure with 140 units.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:08 PM   #284
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http://www.globest.com/news/976_976/.../163395-1.html

$65M Mixed-Use Plan To Rise Near Stadium
By Gina Kenny


Martin Capital Group, based in Chicago, is planning a mixed-use development adjacent to Toyota Park, the soccer stadium and outdoor venue at 71st Street and Harlem Avenue. The $65 million project will be on about 9.5 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection and east of the stadium, says Seth Martin, founder of Martin Capital.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #285
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Wheaton Property Partners
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This build-to-suit office/retail facility is located in the western Chicago suburb of Wheaton, at the intersection of Liberty Drive and Cross Street, in DuPage County.

The architecture of the building will feature a monumental, neo-classical design that conveys the stability and durability that are traditionally associated with financial and civic buildings. The classic style architectural precast will feature rusticated surfaces, keystones, cornices and arches. The site totals 1.64 acres and will include a four-story, 141,600-square-foot, garage providing parking for approximately 428 vehicles with executive basement parking. The first floor of the building is intended as retail space.

The building's base is two stories in height and employs a tall arcade on two sides at the ground level to provide covered, pedestrian-friendly circulation alongside shop windows and past the main lobby entrance. A projecting cornice defines the top of the building's base. The remaining, upper two stories employ a series of tall piers that support arched openings. Color contrasting curtain will window framing and spandrels infill the arched openings. A frieze and projecting cornice crown the top of the building.

Wheaton Property Partners will own the property and First Trust Portfolios will be the anchor tenant on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the five-story building.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #286
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Vacant buildings fall for Waubonsee

The structure is the first of 15 buildings to be demolished to make way for Waubonsee Community College's $50 million downtown Aurora campus.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #287
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Proposal in Oak Park, near an L stop, 8 story building with residential, retail, parking--being touted as a great example of TOD:

http://chicagorealestatedaily.com/cg...ws.pl?id=26359
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Old September 14th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #288
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Developers looking to expand new Wheeling hotel

http://chicagorealestatedaily.com/cg...ws.pl?id=26355

Too Bad they didn't make it 20% taller when it was first built . 20 Storeys!!

(Crain’s) — Less than a year after opening the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, the project’s developers are already talking about expanding the 412-room hotel.

A development partnership led by Harp Group Inc. is “seriously considering” adding 90 rooms and as much as 12,000 square feet of meeting space to the hotel’s existing 37,500 square feet, says Harp President Peter Dumon.

The hotel at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. opened last October. Its revenue is about 20% higher than initial projections.

“For our heavy demand periods, we’re turning away a lot of business, so we think it makes a lot of sense,” Mr. Dumon says.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #289
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http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=37881&src=1

Massive project proposed near I-90, Route 53
By Ames Boykin


Despite its size, the developer wants to maintain a pedestrian-friendly, "Our Town" feel. A town square that could host art fairs would be surrounded by two department stores, two office towers that could be up to 20 stories, senior housing and a hotel.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #290
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They could have made that Westin in Wheeling 50 floor and it wouldn't have mattered. Street facing parking tucked in by two quais-expressways (Milwaukee and Lake Cook). I would rather have a 4 story complex with better design then that shite. It would be nice if one of those major hotel chiains would build near a Metra stop in the burbs but that is likely pie in the sky.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #291
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Massive project proposed near I-90, Route 53
By Ames Boykin


Despite its size, the developer wants to maintain a pedestrian-friendly, "Our Town" feel. A town square that could host art fairs would be surrounded by two department stores, two office towers that could be up to 20 stories, senior housing and a hotel.
The (basic) renderings of this project that were included in the STAR Line documents are quite encouraging, including a ped bridge over I-90, with or without the station, and additional office buildings on the south side of 90, creating a mini-downtown district for Schaumburg.

It's also great to see Schaumburg, of all places, planning in advance for a transit line that is 10-15 years in the future at best.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #292
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Speaking of TOD in the Chicago region, I came across an interesting proposal today for something called Tollway Station Point. It would be built between downtown Belvedere, IL and I-90, centered around a Metra stop. (The commuter rail extension is being evaluated along with the Amtrak Chicago-Rockford-Dubuque proposal)

It's still quite conceptual, but the idea is well-thought-out. It mixes residential, commercial, and even heavy industry, which you don't see addressed in most TOD proposals.

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Old September 17th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #293
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this is the project that is going on in wheaton. down the street from the courthouse.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #294
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http://searchchicago.suntimes.com/ho...lead12.article

Developments in transit
More and more, mass transit is becoming part of the community plan

October 12, 2007
BY CRAIG BARNER


A visitor to downtown Palatine a decade ago might make a double-take today.

Since the year 2000, about 1,000 residential units have been constructed in the city center near the train station, said Michael Jacobs, deputy village manager of the northwest suburban community. A mix of dwellings has been constructed, including row houses, brownstones and condominiums.
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^ A great read, and a great trend. I thought I'd post this excerpt of the article:

Changes in Chicago

Chicago is implementing changes to take advantage of TOD, said Samuel Assefa, deputy commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning & Development.

For instance, a zoning ordinance the city approved in 2004 allows a planned residential development within 600 feet of transit to reduce parking requirements by 25 percent.

In fact, the city will grant density bonuses to developers in exchange for public benefits, and the extra space can then be used for other purposes.

"We encourage developers to implement the principles and key elements of TOD," Assefa said. These include bicycle storage, parking for the I-GO or Zipcar Inc. car-sharing service, green space and mixed-use commercial environments. Moreover, the city is advancing TOD through land acquisition.

About a year and half ago, property was acquired at 3148 W. Lake St. in East Garfield Park, a Request for Proposal was issued and a joint venture, Kedzie GreenLife LLC, bought the land at a quarter of the appraised price because it agreed to incorporate TOD principles for a 30-condominium complex.

"We're going to look at [other properties] on the [CTA's] Green Line as you go west," Assefa said. "There is underutilized land near transit in that area."

Real estate near a transit stop plays a "huge" role in purchasers' decisions, especially for those who are first-time buyers and relatively young, said Beth Ryan, broker with Ryan Realty & Associates Inc. in Chicago. "A mile from the train is going to [cost] less, but it's not as desirable when you're not by trains even if you go to the suburbs," she said.

Recently, 208 two-bedroom properties between $250,000 and $400,000 were available near transit from 3600 to 4400 north and east of Western Avenue in Chicago. The median price was $319,000 for a two-bedroom condominium at 701 W. Bittersweet Place, only a couple blocks from the Sheridan stop on the Red Line.

West of Western, 57 properties were available in the same price range, with a two-bedroom condominium at 3300 W. Irving Park Rd. for $314,900 as the median. A commuter would need to catch an eastbound bus to the Irving Park stop on the Brown Line to get to a job in the Loop.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #296
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3 historic properties

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma...sy-of-a-House/

A Daisy of a House

Ginevra King, the model for The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan, spent her youth in this Lake Forest house that is now for sale.

By Dennis Rodkin


One of Chicago's significant literary landmarks, the Lake Forest home of the self-possessed society belle who was F. Scott Fitzgerald's first love and the model for the radiantly self-centered Daisy Buchanan in his novel The Great Gatsby, is for sale for the first time in more than 50 years.


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http://www.chicagomag.com/Radar/Deal...Highland-Park/

A New Owner for Pickell’s Lakefront Property in Highland Park
By Dennis Rodkin


Wendy and Jim Abrams are the new owners of a coveted parcel of land on Lake Michigan in Highland Park. Last week, the developer Orren Pickell announced that he had sold the A. G. Becker estate (better known lately as the Mickey Segal estate) to a buyer who intends to keep intact the 17.5-acre parcel—with its Jens Jensen landscaping—rather than subdivide it as Pickell had planned. “[The estate] dodged a bullet and is now out of the hands of developers for at least another generation,” says Daniel Kahn, head of Highland Park’s historic preservation commission.
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So while the Segal Estate has been saved for now, the beautiful Lansdowne estate in Lake Bluff seems at risk of being subdivided for McMansions.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #297
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http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=63106

Naperville council to vote on plans for Riverwalk
By Jake Griffin


Naperville's city council paved the way for commercial development along the city's prized Riverwalk Tuesday.

Developers presented plans at a council workshop for several buildings that would line the riverfront along the one block stretch of Water Street, just east of city hall. The buildings -- some as tall as five stories -- would house retail shops, restaurants, condominiums, offices and possibly a theater of some type.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #298
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...pagetravel-hed

Instant skyline
Architect-developer marries form and finance along the Edens

By Blair Kamin
November 4, 2007


Want to take a drive-by architecture tour? Forget the boat ride down the Chicago River. Try the Edens Expressway, preferably when the road crews out in force these days aren't making traffic slow to a crawl. Near the Old Orchard shopping center in Skokie, you'll whiz by one of the most exhilarating new high-rises to emerge from the Chicago area's current building boom.





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Old December 15th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #299
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/12/re...l?ref=business

Betting That a Suburb Wants a Taste of the City

By ROBERT SHAROFF
Published: December 12, 2007


One of the Chicago area’s richest men, John P. Calamos Sr. of Calamos Investments, is making an ambitious attempt to gain a foothold in the world of commercial real estate by building a 1.2-million-square-foot development in this western suburb of Chicago.

The project, a modernistic steel and glass complex called City Gate Centre, will ultimately include three office buildings, a hotel, retail space and a performing arts center, at a total cost of $350 million.
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It's really stunning in person - Calamos has good taste in modern design, and the modern architecture is really refreshing after a long drive down Rt. 59.

I didn't know about a performing arts center, though. Hopefully with its good highway access, it can compete with the venues in that area, many of which are based at community colleges.
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