daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 12th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #341
nomarandlee
My Mind Has Left My Body
 
nomarandlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 1060 W. Addison, City by the Lake
Posts: 7,209
Likes (Received): 2761

build up, up, up, and up Or perhaps just one up to start.
__________________
Stephane Charbonnier, “I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.”
nomarandlee no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:06 AM   #342
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=259884&src=3

Des Plaines wins 10th casino license
By Rob Olmstead


The Illinois Gaming Board today awarded its 10th casino license to Des Plaines, after a more-than decade-long legal battle that kept the license dormant.


spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:58 PM   #343
Flubnut
4th Level of Hades
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 709
Likes (Received): 5

"Casino Des Plaines"? I sure hope that's just for the rendering. At least it's land-based, and not some fake riverboat monstrosity, spoiling yet another riverfront.
Flubnut no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #344
mohammed wong
Registered User
 
mohammed wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chevanston, IL
Posts: 1,853
Likes (Received): 10

i cant recall the finalists but i know waukegan and rosemont were on the shortlist (i think)
But it seems that Des Plaines would have the most to gain
Its a near suburb of Chicago that is doing okay, but needs something
to liven it up and help with its local economy, I lived there in the late eighties and early ninties, (highschool) and it seems that some parts have improved and some have gotten worse

Waukegan has the lake, harbor and the fixed up genessee and the lake county courthouse and condoized highrise so it will do okay
Rosemont has tons of Hotels, so it doesnt need more.

Gaming board picks Des Plaines, Rosemont and Waukegan as casino finalists ok this was the title to an article nov in trib
mohammed wong no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #345
PrintersRowBoiler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 650
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by mohammed wong View Post
i cant recall the finalists but i know waukegan and rosemont were on the shortlist (i think)
But it seems that Des Plaines would have the most to gain
Its a near suburb of Chicago that is doing okay, but needs something
to liven it up and help with its local economy, I lived there in the late eighties and early ninties, (highschool) and it seems that some parts have improved and some have gotten worse

Waukegan has the lake, harbor and the fixed up genessee and the lake county courthouse and condoized highrise so it will do okay
Rosemont has tons of Hotels, so it doesnt need more.

Gaming board picks Des Plaines, Rosemont and Waukegan as casino finalists ok this was the title to an article nov in trib
Des Plaines has actually come a long way in the last 10 years. Their downtown has nearly been redeveloped including probably a dozen mid-rise condo buildings. Very good TOD. They have been cleaning up a lot of the industrial areas too. They have done some flooding projects within the last 5 years and lowered the base flood elevation east of the river, which will ultimately protect homes, increase their values, and probably the demographics of the area.

As for the casino - there really wasn't much going on at this end of town. It is mostly commercial and if anyone will benefit most, it is Rosemont. The casino is really at the corners of Rosemont, Park Ridge, and Des Plaines (Rosemont is across the street and Park Ridge is on the other side of the forest preserve). Of the $25M Des Plaines projects to make each year in increased taxes, they have to give away all but $9M while Rosemont gets to keep all of theirs. Rosemont has a lot of hotels and restaurants within walking distance to benefit. Plus Rosemont has a huge empty piece of land at Higgins and River one block away they had been shopping to hotels to building two hotels and this certainly will drive up the selling price. But maybe it will provide a lot of jobs for Des Plaines residents.

Waukegan probably needed it more than Des Plaines, but the word on the street is they had shady business going on with Blago ties. The board actually mentioned the shadiness of the deal but would not specify.
PrintersRowBoiler no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #346
mohammed wong
Registered User
 
mohammed wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chevanston, IL
Posts: 1,853
Likes (Received): 10

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...o-license.html

this shows a picture of where the casino would go

im glad to see that its not going to cut down forest preserve land
its at the northwest corner of devon and desplaines/river road

just some unsightly low rise office buildings, one story and two story ones,
its nice to see that desplaines will profit from being so close to the airport.

didnt know that desplaines extended that far south, funny borders there.

here you can download a good map of desplaines http://www.desplaines.org/ReferenceD...s/WardsMap.asp

i agree that waukegan does need help, the lake location though should help it in the long run, in the very very long run. I think its the most underrated suburb, as its very much a city in its own right and has a metra stop
and there has been some redevelopment of late that is very nice,
i noticed a nice new pub in downtown of late and some people have been fixing up their homes there. The homes north of waukegan downtown by the lake are very very nice, (not all but alot) also its close to Illinois Beach State Park which is awesome, the downers are there is a comed facility and nuclear power plant nearby and North Chicago is nearby and probably will remain the way it is for sometime, though its downtown has been fixed up a bit.

Personally i was hoping waukegan would get it.
Thanks for the update Printerrowboiler, i agree that the downtown has gotten better, the oakton strip has remained very stagnant and blah however, atleast in IMHO. I lived just off of oakton by riverroad and that area is very dead, but it always was.
mohammed wong no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #347
PrintersRowBoiler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 650
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by mohammed wong View Post
[url]
Thanks for the update Printerrowboiler, i agree that the downtown has gotten better, the oakton strip has remained very stagnant and blah however, atleast in IMHO. I lived just off of oakton by riverroad and that area is very dead, but it always was.
That area might be the most ignored stretch in Des Plaines. The City staff is very aggressive with redeveloping the City, but this area has been ignored. I think it really has hurt since the market plunged months ago. A lot of that area is in the floodplain which hurts. They are reconstructing River Road along that stretch, which may help. But it will take a massive flood improvement project to pull that area out of the floodplain before there is some decent investment in it.
PrintersRowBoiler no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #348
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=33937

Mixed-use project in Winnetka approved

The Winnetka Village Council last week approved a 167,835-square-foot retail and residential development at the site of the former Fell Co. clothing store in the affluent north suburb’s downtown. Construction of the $50-million project won’t begin until at least 2010, as developer New Trier Partners LLC still needs financing. The plan for the one-acre site, near Lincoln Avenue and Elm Street, east of Green Bay Road, consists of retail space and 31 condominiums, which would start at $800,000. Lincolnwood-based New Trier can’t demolish the existing buildings until it has financing and won’t begin marketing the condominiums until the economy improves, says Robert Goldstein, a managing partner.
---
spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #349
Northsider
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,522
Likes (Received): 121

Oak Park redevelopment plan advances
June 30, 2009 1:51 PM | No Comments

The downtown gateway of Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District may soon look very different with a 19-story glass residential tower, 120-room hotel and new retail space wrapped around a new enclosed parking garage.

The Oak Park Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a redevelopment agreement for the 435,000-square-foot, $85 million project with Sertus Capital Partners, of Chicago. The development would be located at Lake Street and Forest Avenue.

Under terms of the agreement, the village would give Sertus land that is currently the site of a village-owned parking garage that has been in need of extensive repairs or replacement.

In addition, the village would pay $9.8 million for construction of 300 parking spaces in the new garage with the developer covering costs for an additional 188 spaces for the hotel and condos.

For the first two years the village would also subsidize the hotel operations with two $250,000 payments, which are expected to be recouped from the hotel tax.

Monday's approval is only the beginning of the formal approval process. The developer now has 60 days to submit the final application, which will then go to the plan commission and back to the village board for final approval. A tentative timeline has construction starting in late 2010 with completion two years later.

The village subsidies do not sit well with Mike Fox, owner of the Carleton, a nearby boutique hotel that has been in downtown Oak Park for decades.

"You're giving them the land and you're giving them the parking. ... There's only one place they can get business. They will steal it from me," Fox said. "I support my family with it and you guys just don't care."

But trustees and staff noted that various studies and plans over the years have highlighted the need for another hotel to accommodate and increase tourism in the area.

"The notion of a hotel is an adventure worth trying," said Trustee Colette Lueck, who acknowledged that the deal is not fair to the Carleton.

Others raised concerns about whether there would be enough parking. Previous plans called for 750 parking spaces in that area. Pat Zubak, executive director of Downtown Oak Park, noted that the surveys were conducted this spring in the midst of an economic downturn and a slow season.

"It's a very exciting project," she said. "We're very concerned, however, about the lack of parking being proposed. The basis for making these decisions is flawed."

Staff again noted that their models for parking needs and existing vacant spots at various times indicated the mix of 488 public and private parking spaces would be enough. Trustees also noted that this is not the only new garage that will be built in the coming years.

Overall, the financial risk to the village would be minimal, particularly at the start when the land would be the only investment, said Mark Angelini, a development consultant hired by the village to do a risk analysis.

"It's a pretty good risk reward scenario," Angelini said.

In exchange for the land where the aging parking garage now stands adjacent to the former site of a pancake house and a small grocery store, the developer plans to invest more than $70 million in the new project.

Height will be an issue for some residents, trustees acknowledged. But architect Michael Patten of the Epstein firm noted that a 16-story residential building is already located directly across the street.

He said the slim line of the tower and the use of glass will reduce the visual bulk and create a unique structure that doesn't compete or mimic the neighboring landmark buildings, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Gothic churches and the newer Oak Park Public Library.

"We wanted to create something that had its own identity," Patten said.

-- Victoria Pierce

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...-advances.html
Northsider no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2009, 05:38 AM   #350
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97





spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2009, 07:40 PM   #351
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=302540

Omnia development idea questioned in Naperville
By Melissa Jenco

Published: 6/24/2009 12:19 AM


Naperville residents filled city council chambers Tuesday to learn about a large-scale development proposal that would be built near the downtown train station.

...The plan calls for a $190 million performance arts center and commuter parking garage. The arts center would include a 2,700-seat performance hall, 950-seat second performance space and 200-seat studio space. Because of the need for a fly tower to move sets, the development would reach a height of 130 feet in some areas.

In addition to the performance center and garage, the proposal calls for residential units - roughly a dozen houses, 45 to 55 townhouses and 500 to 600 mid-rise condos - as well as stores and restaurants.
-------

spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2009, 02:54 AM   #352
simulcra
Cynical post-collegiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 937
Likes (Received): 1

Blech, looks like the rejected remains of a bad sports arena. TOD is TOD, though, I guess.
__________________
Mmm... forbidden donut...
simulcra no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #353
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://www.nwherald.com/articles/200...vhpa/index.xml

Woodstock City Council approves plan for Grace Hall to be torn down
By BRIAN SLUPSKI


The City Council cleared the way for the demolition of Grace Hall on Tuesday night, determining that Woodstock Christian Life Services made a good faith effort to save the building.

The Prairie-style brick building once was part of the Todd School for Boys. The building served as a classroom and dormitory for Orson Welles, among others. The Woodstock Historic Preservation Commission also has recommended that the 7,300-square-foot structure be preserved as a landmark.
---

John C. Trione - The Woodstock Independent

Photo of a young Orson Welles in front of Grace Hall
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2628281813/
spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:16 AM   #354
NearNorthGuy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 502
Likes (Received): 4

Those city council members in Woodstock should be voted out of office at the next election.

They gave that religious group an upzoning. For no good reason. The land had been zoned for single family homes. That's a zoning that, if kept, would have led to the preservation of the historic Grace Hall.

Instead, the city council got into bed with the developers and the religious group. The well-being of citizens was ignored. The importance of this historic, attractive structure was ignored. Woodstock is the loser. What a shame.
NearNorthGuy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:09 PM   #355
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=35334

Drugmaker to buy Glenview site, build HQ
By Eddie Baeb, Sep. 02, 2009


Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a 440,000-square-foot headquarters at the former Culligan International Co. site in Glenview.

spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:24 PM   #356
jpIllInoIs
Registered User
 
jpIllInoIs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 649
Likes (Received): 48

Quote:
Originally Posted by spyguy View Post
http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=35334

Drugmaker to buy Glenview site, build HQ
By Eddie Baeb, Sep. 02, 2009


Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a 440,000-square-foot headquarters at the former Culligan International Co. site in Glenview.

I hope that is an actual render. Amazing that 94/294 continues to attract big pharma..
jpIllInoIs no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #357
nomarandlee
My Mind Has Left My Body
 
nomarandlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 1060 W. Addison, City by the Lake
Posts: 7,209
Likes (Received): 2761

Nice design for a suburban office park. To bad these pharmy and other corporates can't find their way downtown or at least near suburban Metra.
__________________
Stephane Charbonnier, “I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.”
nomarandlee no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #358
jpIllInoIs
Registered User
 
jpIllInoIs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 649
Likes (Received): 48

^ Maybe not near Metra, but real, real close to Chicago Executive Airport (Palwaukee). And that appeals to the C-level suite and above and they make location decisions. I am glad that the Chicago metro is attracting this kind of investment in our current economic cycle.
jpIllInoIs no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #359
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

Random downtown Naperville developments

New Apple Store - Main Place - 120 W Jefferson

Anyone know if the following two developments are complete and whether they look anything like the renderings?
Town Centre - 14 S Main

Main Street Promenade extension - 55 S Main


And a nice photo of CityGate Centre and Hotel Arista

Michael Brown/ flickr
spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #360
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

Park Ridge - Uptown development

Andy Tucker/ flickr

Des Plaines - one of the more underrated suburban downtowns IMO. The shops aren't as good as Naperville and they don't have beautiful towers like in Evanston, but they've haven't been total NIMBYs (I think) and there are quite a few midrise buildings downtown, many not even captured in this photo.

Andy Tucker/ flickr
Prairie Crossing - 40 units
Just west of the white building near the center of the photo above
spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu