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Old November 17th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #121
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Anyone have any details on a new proposed planned development on Diversey, East of Sheridan site that houses Yakzies, Far East and the parking lot? I saw a poor quality picture of two buildings - 50 units in 114ft and maybe ~60 units in 150some ft. Both with parking...called Parkway Point.


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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #122
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http://www.leopardo.com/news/2010/01...co-in-chicago/

Leopardo Awarded $13.5 Million Contract to Build 84,000-SF Jewel-Osco in Chicago

Leopardo was awarded the $13.5-million contract to demolish the existing Jewel-Osco at 3630 N. Southport Ave. and build a new 84,000-square-foot Jewel-Osco.

The new store will triple the size of the previous location and make use of the entire site with zero lot line construction. Underground parking will allow for 124 spaces with priority spacing reserved for hybrid vehicles.

This will be the second Jewel-Osco building in the country to seek LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with LEED Silver status being the target. A prevegetated modular green roofing system is being installed to reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce noise, conserve water and reduce storm water runoff.

The interior will feature an entry atrium, three-person elevator and a wine cellar on the second floor. The anticipated completion date is August 2010. Leopardo is serving as the general contractor with Camburas & Theodore as the architect.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #123
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^ I really hope this becomes a model for grocery store design in Chicago's more developed neighborhoods. Dominick's has something similar planned, as well.

Of course, the biggest letdown was the failure of that 6-7 story condo/ground-level Dominick's project proposed on Broadway.

HUGE sigh on that one... Oh well, perhaps during the next boom cycle..
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #124
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^ I really hope this becomes a model for grocery store design in Chicago's more developed neighborhoods. Dominick's has something similar planned, as well.

Of course, the biggest letdown was the failure of that 6-7 story condo/ground-level Dominick's project proposed on Broadway.

HUGE sigh on that one... Oh well, perhaps during the next boom cycle..
Is it still a vacant lot? I never made it to that part of Lakeview when I was in town last weekend, but I thought someone had told me that construction had finally begun at that site? I guess they were mistaken?
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #125
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Lane Tech may get mini Wrigley Field
$2 MIL. PLAN | Public would be able to use ballpark too

The Cubs and the Chicago Park District are mapping plans to build a $2 million replica of Wrigley Field for high school baseball two miles west of the real thing.

The proposed baseball stadium -- complete with ivy-covered brick walls, a Wrigley-style roofline and a turf field -- would be at Addison and Rockwell near Lane Tech High School. It will be modeled after a similar Wrigley replica that opened last year in Humboldt Park and is used by Little Leaguers.

The new field would anchor a 10-acre, $15 million expansion of Clark Park that would also include an artificial-turf field for lacrosse, football and soccer, an improved boat launch and riverbank, and Chicago's first-ever BMX bike trail and park.

The land -- once occupied by the long-closed Riverview Amusement Park -- was purchased by the city in 2008 with proceeds from the local tax increment financing district.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:31 PM   #126
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Is it still a vacant lot? I never made it to that part of Lakeview when I was in town last weekend, but I thought someone had told me that construction had finally begun at that site? I guess they were mistaken?
Still a vacant lot with zero activity.

and IMO, the proposed design was ugly as sin
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Old February 15th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #127
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Chicago's new import: Coney islands
Michigan transplants can't wait for hometown dog

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Transplanted Detroiters, rejoice: Coney Island is coming to the Windy City.

Leo's Coney Island will be the first of the many incarnations of Metro Detroit's coney islands to export the chili-, onion- and mustard-topped hot dog outside the state when it opens a franchise in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood Monday.

"Native Detroiters are literally ready to rip our door off the hinges," said Lou Goldhaber, co-owner of the Chicago Leo's Coney Island. "It's a total built-in customer base."
I just saw a news story on WGN and the place has been packed. They certainly did end up with a rather prime location right in the heart of the Southport Corridor - only 1.5 blocks north of the Southport brown line stop and 2 blocks south of Addison.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #128
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http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=37215

Foreclosure suit hits Centrum on Lakeview site
By Alby Gallun, Feb. 24, 2010


...They have no plans to give up the property and still plan to build a scaled-back project on it with about 100,000 square feet of commercial space but no residential, Mr. Barket says. CVS Corp. has signed a lease for a roughly 13,000-square-foot drugstore there, while Bank of America N.A. has a lease for a 7,500-square-foot branch, he says.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #129
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Suburbia in Wrigleyville?
BY FRAN SPIELMAN


...Earlier this week, Tunney endorsed the project and took it to a final community meeting. M&R Development revealed that prospective tenants include Best Buy, Dominick's, an Apple Store and a CVS Pharmacy.




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Old May 14th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #130
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Old May 14th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #131
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am i missing something? how is that suburbia? if he's talking about retail, it takes a really ignorant writer to posit that a grocery store, a cvs pharmacy, and an apple store are the heights of suburban living.

that being said, it's the same ol' same ol'. neighborhood becomes hip and popular by virtue of independent stores and good demo's, then it becomes too successful and high-profit-margin-demanding businesses sweep in. it was only a matter of time.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #132
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Fugly building

its pretty bland though,
looks almost like a hospital

doesnt fit the neigborhood.
Personally I hate when properties are combined to make a
giant fugly building that is like a developers wet dream.

It looks like the main concern was maxmizing the property
owners profit and not trying to build to last the ages.

I think they should build up,
but these set backs are so ugly.

I would say personally, lets stay with the property lines
that were originally there, you can upzone it
but lets not build something we will be ashamed of 10 or 20 years later.

This kind of property design is like the Four plus One
of the sixties and seventies,
its an exploitation of current zoning and nothing more.

Does aesthetic have nothing to do with neigborhood building
any longer?
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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:58 AM   #133
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I like it regardless because it fits in well with its surrounding.. they just need to change the tone or color of the facade to maybe a tone of grey or darker brown IMO. It was funny when the lady on WGN news was super angry talking about how much she hates it and how much it disrupts their way of life
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Old May 17th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #134
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I live right by here and i dont see much of a problem with it. Nothing amazing but its decent, like the green roof looks like a nice place to hang out up there. I do think something better needs to go at the corner.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #135
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I think it is a good project, but it would be nice if the storefronts matched the streetscape of Clark Street instead of a long stretch of the same building. I thought IO had a deal to move into new space in the development?

Also, if they really wanted to clean up that corner, they would have incorporated that crappy sports world store at the corner with all the billboards. Not a fan of imminent domain, but didn't the supreme court just uphold the ruling that units of government can use their power of imminent domain to give property to a private developer if it is for the greater good (paraphrasing). I suppose now there is only a matter of time before that lot is re-developed.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #136
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personally im glad the corner is a holdout.
because when it is eventually redeveloped,
it will be more interesting because
the area is all
not mashed into
one property.

Look its not the worst project ive seen
but its bland.

Atleast the block on waveland has retained its
original facades and look.
There some other buildings
recently build in the area that are much
uglier than this project,
Inner courtyard buildings with outer facades
that are really an insult to the world at large.

I remember in california in santa monica
when i lived there
there was this one house that held out
and two large apartment complexes were built on either side
of it. And the guy still parked his car on the lawn.
It was pretty funny. But hey
Im against emminent domain
in cases like this.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #137
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There's a Facebook group: "People Against the Malling of Wrigleyville." I really don't get the furor; this was announced months ago, and it's already just about the most white-bread corner of town. Heaven forbid anyone actually think of Bar Louie, franchised from Anaheim to Boynton Beach to Centennial, Colo., as "very hip." Heck, even iO is a chain, mind you.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116823928352710

Oh yeah, and this was not a case of eminent domain. The developer bought this land fair and square.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:41 AM   #138
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Are they planning on closing the Lincoln Park Best Buy, or is there really a demand for another one a little over a mile away? As long as eminent domain wasn't used I don't really have anything against it. Hopefully it wont fall through after they level the existing structures.


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Any news on the old Dominick's site on the 3000 block of Broadway? I assume the project is still dead.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #139
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There's a Facebook group: "People Against the Malling of Wrigleyville." I really don't get the furor; this was announced months ago, and it's already just about the most white-bread corner of town. Heaven forbid anyone actually think of Bar Louie, franchised from Anaheim to Boynton Beach to Centennial, Colo., as "very hip." Heck, even iO is a chain, mind you.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116823928352710

Oh yeah, and this was not a case of eminent domain. The developer bought this land fair and square.
I dont think anyone said it was emminent domain,
White bread it may be, but that doesnt mean
it has to be decitified.
And true this was annouced months ago, but
heck it didnt really look like it was going forward.
And there was no action on the site.

Yeah Bar Louie is very lame.
what is iO?
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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #140
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/classi...,1130934.story

Belmont Harbor: A small town in a big city
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..What Belmont Harbor needs most is a new supermarket on Broadway to replace the one lost to fire in June 2005, said 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney. The supermarket's redevelopment has been hampered by the struggling economy, but "we hope to have a resolution in the next few months," Tunney said.
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I know the market conditions aren't favorable right now, but it would be a missed opportunity if they developed this as a standalone 1 story supermarket.
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