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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #41
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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #42
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That building is awesome. Would be a perfect modern end to mark the end of LSD.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:39 PM   #43
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Came across these great photos on flickr

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Catalpa Gardens and its crazy color scheme

Anyone know what became of 5440 N Sheridan? The website no longer exists.



Atelier and the site for the proposed Beitler tower
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 07:41 AM   #44
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Empty mansion at Sheridan and Thorndale?

At the intersection of Sheridan and Thorndale, there is a beautiful white mansion with a historic designation marker on the northwest corner. It is occupied and appears to be well maintained.

However, just north of this mansion (still on the west side of Sheridan) there is a boarded up red brick mansion along with several empty lots (contiguous to the north) before it hits a 60's-70's midrise building.

Does anyone know the history of the boarded up mansion and the empty lots? Is there any reason the mansion hasn't been renovated and the adjacent land developed?
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #45
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was driving on bryn mawr after getting off LSD
and saw a sign
with the following website
its content didnt surprise me

stoptheandrew.org
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:52 AM   #46
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http://www.pioneerlocal.com/newsstar...308-s1.article

1907 Driehaus mansion gets $3.9 million restoration
January 8, 2008


Edgewater residents who've seen scaffolding go up around the Conway Dreihaus mansion at 6200 N. Sheridan Road and called Sacred Heart Schools asking if the building is slated for demolition needn't worry.

The grand old home that has been a landmark for 100 years is about to undergo a major makeover.

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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:42 AM   #47
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lakefront park plan

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Residents oppose Edgewater lakefront park plan
Privacy and safety top concerns for condo owners

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah | Tribune Reporter
10:52 PM CDT, March 20, 2008

When Friends of the Parks revived an idea for expanding Chicago's string of lakefront parks further north, they thought they had a way around the objections—enlist residents to design their own vision of beaches, an extension of the bike path and off-shore islands.

But it's turning out to be not so easy. Residents living in high rises abutting the shoreline north of Hollywood Avenue are putting up a fight.

.............The group's proposal last spring to create an archipelago of islands along the South Shore from 71st to 75th streets and extend the bike path south met with opposition from property owners near the lake. Last month, the residents successfully passed a non-binding referendum against the plan.

.....In the meantime, Friends of the Parks officials are starting efforts to engage more resistant residents in Rogers Park. They foresee a citywide referendum at some point..........
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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:26 PM   #48
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^ Crazy stupid. Guess some people just don't like change, even good change.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #49
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That thing has come along pretty nicely! Thanks for the picture.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #51
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Man is that an ugly hunk of concrete. I'm only tolerating it since it's along the Red Line.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #52
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Man is that an ugly hunk of concrete. I'm only tolerating it since it's along the Red Line.
It will look a lot better when they finish it, I hope... Plus you think that is ugly you should see the high rise that is up like one block north of it. That thing needs to be taken down.
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It will look a lot better when they finish it, I hope... Plus you think that is ugly you should see the high rise that is up like one block north of it. That thing needs to be taken down.
Catalpa Gardens? I like colorful buildings.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:06 AM   #54
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It will look a lot better when they finish it, I hope... Plus you think that is ugly you should see the high rise that is up like one block north of it. That thing needs to be taken down.
he is probably referring to the old peoples home at devon and sheridan/broadway
which is ho hum i spose.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:19 AM   #55
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he is probably referring to the old peoples home at devon and sheridan/broadway
which is ho hum i spose.
Yea I was, IHMO it is an eye-sore.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #56
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Catalpa Gardens, The Andrew site sitting empty

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The Granville, also Loyola's new Information Commons on the right
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All the info provided by BVictor on SSP.....Thanks BVic


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Voters could strike blow against development along lakeshore

BY IAN FULLERTON
October 28, 2008 | 3:00 PM
Chicago’s northern lakefront has become the battleground for an ongoing dispute over its future developments in the 48th Ward.

Voters next week will decide whether to endorse a referendum opposing the planned expansion of the lakefront bike path from Hollywood Avenue, where it currently ends, to Evanston. Existing designs would require the creation of an off-shore island.

The project, headed by the advocacy organization Friends of the Parks (FOTP), has been met by criticism from StopTheLandfill.org, an informal group of Edgewater residents who fashioned the referendum after a similar one introduced in Rogers Park last fall.

Though not legally binding, the referendum is “meant to put the community’s view of the project on record,” says John Redell, Edgewater resident and administrator of StopTheLandfill.org.

The group asserts that the project, entitled “The Last 4 Miles,” will involve the construction of a landfill in the lake, and may eventually lead to the extension of Lake Shore Drive.

Jim Marlowe, an Edgewater resident, had not known about the project until a few weeks ago when a pamphlet endorsing the prohibition was slipped under his door. “If this project is initiated,” he asks, “will it be limited to a bike path?”

Marlowe shares a suspicion with others in the neighborhood that the project will lead to unwanted construction, in an area he feels is already underused and not in need of development. “The organization should be called the Enemies of the Parks,” he says, half-jokingly.

“Rather than trying to figure out what the community wants, they’ve given us a sales pitch,” says Redell, in regard to public forums held by the FOTP in the past.

According to StopTheLandfill.org, the FOTP ignored overwhelming votes in opposition of their project from South Shore residents in February. The website goes on to state that none of the FOTP’s board members live within the 60660 zip code.

John O’Connell, Vice President of Administration and Development of the Friends of the Parks, says the organization has been paying careful attention to public opinion, adding that the referendum does not address the real issues.

"At every public forum we have ever conducted, we have not advocated the extension of Lake Shore Drive, commercial development on the lakefront, or a landfill,” says O'Connell.

The word ‘landfill,’” he says, “implies a garbage dump.”

Mike Chrzastowski, Senior Coastal Geologist at the Illinois State Geologist Survey, says the correct term is "lakefill," indicating the project would involve clean sand and clay.

“No one is proposing a landfill," he says. "State law would not allow garbage in a lakefill.”

Aside from possible environmental repercussions, Redell claims that the major issue lies in the project’s financial consequences. “With a $420 million shortfall in the cities budget, where is this money going to come from?” He asks.

Friends of the Parks will spend the next few months studying potential ecological effects of the extension, researching funding sources, and working to publish their findings based on three years of public forums.
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As an Edgewater resident, I'm hugely in favor of the "Last 4 Miles" project, especially if it includes an extension of LSD.

Most of the folks that are against it live in the lakeshore Sheridan towers and have a vested interest in maintaining their private beaches.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #60
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I can see that with LSD extended, then Sheridan Rd could evolve into a neighborhood friendly artery along the lines of Clark St in Andersonville, or Southport in West Lakeview or Montrose in Ravenswood. I know that Sheridan already has bars and resteraunts, But it is overrun with bus and through traffic. A protected bike lane and more sidewalk dining and room for street parking would enhance the local merchant revenues.
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