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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:41 PM   #21
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--sorry to double post, but what's the address for Wilson Yards?

I really like Uptown, and it's one of the neighborhoods I'd like to consider living in one day, but when looking at maps and pictures, it appears that there's a lot strip mall type retail in the area. Do you think this will be phased out as the neighborhood becomes more popular?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:42 PM   #22
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^Have they confirmed that it'll have indoor parking?
^No offense, but why must you always ask so many questions?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #23
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^ lol. A question about why someone asks questions.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #24
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This is awesome! I live in Uptown and I never heard of any of this!
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Old December 19th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #25
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^No offense, but why must you always ask so many questions?
There's just a lot I don't know.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 06:13 AM   #26
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Here is a link to the developer's website for the GUNNISON ST. LOFTS:

http://www.finnegandev.com/chicagola...velopments.htm
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Old January 13th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #27
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Wilson Yards is being fenced off. Construction is coming soon. Faculty/Staff and Students have not been able to park on the city owned lot for about a month or so now.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 06:57 PM   #28
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^ FINALLY!

this one seems like it's been in the works for 2 decades now.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #29
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Thank. God. This will be really cool; I've never been to Uptown, but it could really use the retail. Even better, this will be easily assessable by transit!

Although....I've heard that the building is going to be 7 storys tall...with 3-7 being parking.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #30
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It's not much, but I found this:

Wilson Yards Plan Heads to Council
http://www.uptownchicagocommission.org/jan_07_05.html

The formality of a city council approval is the next step for the controversial $113-million Wilson Yards redevelopment project, which will bring a Target store and 12-screen movie theater to the Uptown community's gateway at 4400 N. Broadway. The city council's zoning committee was the latest to endorse the project, which already received a favorable recommendation from the plan commission as well as a $26.5-million tax increment financing package from the c community development commission.

The sticking point to developer Peter Holsten's 702,000-sf project has been a pair of 10-story multifamily buildings along Montrose Avenue. One building will have 71 units at affordable rents for lower-income households while the other building will be a 70-unit senior-housing tower. The community has been polarized by the issue, as opponents argue whether there is too much or too little affordable housing in a gentrifying community.

"The major bulk of this project is the retail and movie portion, which was very important to the community," says 46th Ward Alderman Helen Shiller. Business and property owner Thomas Bissonnette, co-chair of the Broadway Merchants Association, agrees with her assessment that the current retail area has lacked critical mass.

"It's been a poor business area," Bissonnette said, who runs a book store out of a building he owns at 4441 N. Broadway, across the street from the 5.7 acre Wilson Yards site.

Formerly a Chicago Transit Authority maintenance garage, the Wilson Yards site became available after a 1996 fire destroyed the facility. The CTA also has a Red Line stop at Wilson Avenue.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #31
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How is Chuck Norris your location? Did he eat you?
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Old January 14th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #32
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Old January 17th, 2006, 07:04 AM   #33
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This is great news for the Uptown area. That Wilson Red-Line stop has been something most people avoid, at least at night. I wish I got a property in that area a few years back, before the boom.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #34
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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #35
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That sucks. So basically a Target and some other crappy retail?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 12:36 AM   #36
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“These guys have a suburban model that works good in a corn field, but it’s really hard to stack it,” he said. “I went to (city Planning Commissioner) Lori Healey and said ‘how about some more TIF?’ and she said ‘in your dreams.’
^ I sense a tad bit of animosity in this statement
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:19 AM   #37
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Man! I am walking distance from there...I was really looking forward to that theatre...

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Old March 10th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #38
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That SUCKS about the theater.

Does anyone have any news on the 835 West Wilson proposal?

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=245577

It's 27 floors and would go up a little west of the lake view towers in this Picture.

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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:07 AM   #39
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BY DAVID ROEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST

CALENDAR NOTE: Opinions are boiling again in Uptown over changes in the plan for Wilson Yard, the former CTA property at Wilson and Broadway. It's become a neighborhood version of the Block 37 debacle. Kerasotes Theaters and some senior housing providers have pulled out of the deal, leaving only low-income housing and an Aldi.

The Uptown Neighborhood Council is planning what it says is the first community meeting on the project in more than 18 months. It will be at 7 p.m. April 4 at Hull House, 1136 W. Wilson, and Ald. Helen Shiller (46th) and city planning officials have been invited.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/roede...-roeder29.html
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #40
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Quote:
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Thank. God. This will be really cool; I've never been to Uptown, but it could really use the retail. Even better, this will be easily assessable by transit!

Although....I've heard that the building is going to be 7 storys tall...with 3-7 being parking.
How do you know that uptown needs more retail if youve never been there?

seems strange that someone familiar with shytown hasnt passed through uptown, just curious,
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