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Old July 2nd, 2010, 05:23 AM   #221
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http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...e_comes_Target

Here comes Target
Not everyone thrilled with a big box at Fannie May site
By MICAH MAIDENBERG


In killing more than a passel of real estate projects pitched during the waning days of the housing boom, the economic crush has created openings for others.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:43 PM   #222
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No-frills hotel planned for South Loop called ‘interesting’
July 2, 2010 By Patrick Butler


Plans for a no-frills hotel catering primarily to business travelers came under fire from several South Loop residents and at least one former innkeeper during what Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) promised was only the first of several community meetings.

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Developer proposes 314-foot tower at corner of Madison and Green Streets
July 2, 2010 By Sheila Elliott


An ambitious plan for a mixed-use development in the West Loop has caused concern among some community members.

Taxman Corp., a Skokie-based commercial and residential developer, will meet with local residents again this summer in an attempt to convince them of the merits of the Gateway, a proposed commercial, hotel, and residential center at Madison and Green Streets that includes a 314-foot residential tower.

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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:28 AM   #223
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^ I'm guessing in some form these two projects will pass. I would LOVE to see big projects like this get underway again. Those were some good ole days when cranes abounded, I tell ya...
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 04:07 AM   #224
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Like the plan even though the rendering doesn't look too exciting. (Would love to see them tag on an extra few storys when this thing gets passed. South Loopers need to wake up and realize the location they're living at...)
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Old July 6th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #225
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^ I'm guessing in some form these two projects will pass. I would LOVE to see big projects like this get underway again. Those were some good ole days when cranes abounded, I tell ya...
I love the attitude of the Toyoko Inn people. Clearly, they understand what it means to be across the street from one of the biggest train stations in the country, and they assume all employees will take public transportation to work.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #226
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This was the site of the previous One Chicago project

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=38787

2 distressed West Loop condo projects go to new owners
By Eddie Baeb, July 07, 2010


New owners have taken over two failed condominium developments in the West Loop, after the lender on the projects sold the loans to a local real estate investment firm.

...Mr. Khoshabe says Speedwagon plans to hold on to the adjacent sites, a vacant parcel at 111 N. Sangamon and a building that could be razed at 912 W. Washington St., for future development opportunities.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:56 AM   #227
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Developer proposes 314-foot tower at corner of Madison and Green Streets
July 2, 2010 By Sheila Elliott


An ambitious plan for a mixed-use development in the West Loop has caused concern among some community members.

Taxman Corp., a Skokie-based commercial and residential developer, will meet with local residents again this summer in an attempt to convince them of the merits of the Gateway, a proposed commercial, hotel, and residential center at Madison and Green Streets that includes a 314-foot residential tower.

I really like this project.... mega block style, but disjoined enough to make it seem as if multiple projects grew together. I'd like to see more and hope that this moves forward.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #228
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i just don't get it - it's not ugly, it's mixed use, it has ground-level retail... how can people just be so staunchly anti-growth/development?
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:01 AM   #229
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I Really don't have a clue what's wrong with south and west loopers. If I lived in that area I would give it my approval unqeustionably and even request them to add a couple extra stories. But I'm pro-development so... (Maybe I will move in that area just to try to help new development grow)
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:00 AM   #230
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1 S Halsted - retail & apartments connected to the Crowne Plaza




15th and Blue Island apartments
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:35 AM   #231
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1 S Halsted - retail & apartments connected to the Crowne Plaza
Nice, especially in that first pic. Sure makes the Crowne Plaza building look even more dated and bland.

I assume this is just a proposal, so who knows if/when we will see it break ground?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 06:37 AM   #232
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Thank you Spyguy, now i'm all excited again. I hope this will get approved, imagine how it would feel to have new scrapers/highrises line up along the Stevenson, that would just be amazing and make it a little more pleasant when sitting in traffic for an hour...
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Old August 13th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #233
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updates of the new park.








a new rehab project on sangamon and jackson. old building was completely gutted. no idea what's going up at this site.




and just for kicks, the rush hospital from my balcony

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Old August 29th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #234
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Adams/Sangamon (Mary Bartelme) Park - turned out quite nicely, however I'm still upset that they destroyed the beautiful art deco Eye & Ear Infirmary on this site.

Pieces of the Mayan-inspired detailing were salvaged and reincorporated into benches


And the most popular attraction, the mister

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Old August 29th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #235
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^Sweet park, looks like it has awesome skyline views too! Glad to see the west loop really starting to come of age as an actual neighborhood. Cant wait to see the new CTA station too.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:24 AM   #236
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Walsh office building - Jackson/ Sangamon



National Hellenic Museum


912 W Washington - demolition

This building's facade was supposed to be saved as part of a midrise development. However, this property and the building to the north went into foreclosure and were bought by a new firm which, according to Crain's, planned on razing it for a future development site. Depressing since this looks like a perfect building for a new restaurant or gallery.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 06:03 PM   #237
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Wow alot going on in that neigborhood.
Sorry to see that building go on washington,
that is such a cool area on washington.
Sometimes buildings are neglected to death.
Corporations would rather raze something
and just wait for demand to skyrocket and then
build something new. But in the meantime
its an empty lot, bleck.

Where did you find that information on the
new apt building at 15th and blue island?
I am by there all the time and its such a strange area.
That would really help the area, those converted warehouses
are soo cool, but adjacent to a very rough area
with low income housing and right by pilsen to the south as
well, so very strange, but the maxwell street
area is doing better than expected.

the museum ofcourse is great too, because
it will encourage more pedesterian traffic
and hopefully they will build something on the south end
of the expressway on halsted, because
the highway really killed pedestrian traffic from
maxwell street to greektown.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:49 AM   #238
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Presidential Towers redevelopment


Halsted Street Deli is opening another location across the street in the Quaker Oats buildings (Clinton & Monroe).
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Old October 7th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #239
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A lot is happening on this block. Obviously the museum is rising. But new owners have rebranded the Odyssey Lofts as 770 Lofts and mercifully painted the building a darker color and added an interesting little canopy over the residential entrance. Next door, Local 399's old union hall is being demolished for who knows what. It's a tiny site.
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Update on Odyssey Lofts (yes- it has been awhile...)

New owners gave it new name and dropped prices. I question whether or not it is enough to jump start sales here. <They also have some serious competition with both 565 Quincy and Emerald which are still going strong and are much newer to the game.>

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/the-...has-a-new.html

Any thoughts?
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