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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:10 PM   #261
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Zoning for that property is on the agenda for today's zoning commission meeting.
Oh drat, I forgot to look that up beforehand -- briefly saw the sign last week, but forgot about it before I was a block away.

The garage developer wants the taxpayers (via the SSA) to pay for a shuttle bus to/from their garage. Suuure.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #262
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Public meeting on Tuesday (2333 N Milwaukee, betw 6-10PM) "to update the Logan Square Open Space Plan" to include an... orchard in the middle of the neighborhood. Yipppeee. Please drop by if you have a chance and share your thoughts about what Logan Square needs.

http://westnorth.com/2010/08/12/orchard-2/
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:56 AM   #263
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I just noticed there was fencing up around the old Hardee's (or Burger King) building next to the Wendy's. Any clue on what they're developing?

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ah, Chicagoist article to the rescue! Thanks for the link.

now if only something good was done with this pleasant property across the street...
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #264
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The fences around the ex-Pizza Hut at Division & Ashland have been up for a while. No news that I've heard, since Walgreen's is going to stay on Milwaukee.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #265
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This sounds like a great use for the building and a nice addition to the neighborhood, but I don't think the developer should be permitted to tear down a building to create surface parking on Chicago Avenue.

Bowling Alley/Music Venue planned for West Town.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #266
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http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...tional-jeweler

Bucktown lands trendy national jeweler
By: Eddie Baeb October 06, 2010


Trendy New York jewelry and accessories designer Alexis Bittar, best known for his work with Lucite, is opening a store in Bucktown.

Mr. Bittar’s arrival marks a post-recession return of national fashion names flocking to the funky Northwest Side neighborhood — sometimes at the expense of locals.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #267
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What will replace Pizza Hut? One developer's idea

David Agosto presented plans to build a tower at the old Pizza Hut location at the southwest corner of Division and Ashland. Agosto stated the property could support only a bank or drugstore on its first floor. The board was very concerned about complications to an already high level of vehicular traffic.

The plans involve a drive-through on the first floor with traffic exiting onto Ashland Avenue. Concerns were raised about effects on the bus stop, bike lane and high pedestrian traffic. The proposal does not match Special Service Area plans and community sentiment for pedestrian-friendly business.

Rappe is to draft a letter stating the board voted to not support Agosto's proposal.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #268
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Good to know they aren't going to shove the first thing that gets proposed into that space. A drive-through bank would almost be a downgrade from an abandoned pizza hut.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #269
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Proposed 200-seat pizzeria and bar called Roots alongside the new home base for Bleeding Heart Bakery & Cafe at 1916-1924 W. Chicago Ave.

http://chicago.metromix.com/restaura...268396/content
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #270
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This sounds like a great use for the building and a nice addition to the neighborhood, but I don't think the developer should be permitted to tear down a building to create surface parking on Chicago Avenue.

Bowling Alley/Music Venue planned for West Town.

Site of Chicago Bowl


Building proposed for demo / parking lot. Better to save the facade, gut the interior and use for parking.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #271
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^ Not a big loss there, that's for sure.

If they do a good job of creating a good "street edge" for the parking lot I don't mind. All in all, a successful venue will create much more activity in this site and add vibrance, a fair trade for interruption of the streetwall. But I wouldn't want to see this become a common practice
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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #272
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Dec 3 Groundbreaking ceremony

Green Park Eco Garage
1868 N Milwaukee

100 parking spots
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #273
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Division-Ashland development

Greg Nagel reported a proposal that was brought to his attention regarding the old Pizza Hut location at Division and Ashland. According to Nagel, Shorewood Development has a proposal for a one-story bank with a drive-through. Nagel stated that he spoke with the representative about the interest of the neighborhood to have a more residential and pedestrian-friendly use for that location.

The representative then came back with an proposal to have a residential building above a bank with one drive-through lane if the parking requirement could be reduced. Nagel discussed this with the alderman, who stated he had the ability to reduce the parking requirement for a residential building. However, the board was unsupportive of the proposal due to the effect it would have on the pedestrian designation and foot traffic issues with the drive through lane.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #274
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New restaurant from Mark Steuer (The Gage, Hot Chocolate)

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Good news about the MB Bank on Division and Ashland. CVS on the ground floor, restaurant/club called the Bedford Club below.
I think this is the same project:

Mark Steuer Leaves The Gage to Open The Bedford

The opening frenzy continues: Mark Steuer, who was the executive sous chef at The Gage, will be leaving the Loop restaurant to open his own place called The Bedford. According to the 312 Dining Diva, it’ll be located in the Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village area.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #275
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Division-Ashland development

Greg Nagel reported a proposal that was brought to his attention regarding the old Pizza Hut location at Division and Ashland. According to Nagel, Shorewood Development has a proposal for a one-story bank with a drive-through. Nagel stated that he spoke with the representative about the interest of the neighborhood to have a more residential and pedestrian-friendly use for that location.

The representative then came back with an proposal to have a residential building above a bank with one drive-through lane if the parking requirement could be reduced. Nagel discussed this with the alderman, who stated he had the ability to reduce the parking requirement for a residential building. However, the board was unsupportive of the proposal due to the effect it would have on the pedestrian designation and foot traffic issues with the drive through lane.
^ Good NIMBY's do exist.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #276
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^ Good NIMBY's do exist.
Yes they do.
I have seen alot of one story banks popping up.
Kinda blah about these.
PNC seems to be a major culprit of late.

There was one at Addison and Ashland
and that is disappointing because there used to be a
nice two stary brick building there with commercial space.
Now its just a blah drive through bank.

The one that is okay though is at Halsted and Wrightwood.
Atleast that one Replaced a gas station.

Anyways at this particular site it would be cool to have a highrise
IMHO. Anything, Anything besides a drive through anything.
Very cool location, deserves much better.
Let the lot and old pizza hut rot for awhile until something
better comes along.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #277
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PNC seems to be a major culprit of late.

There was one at Addison and Ashland
and that is disappointing because there used to be a
nice two stary brick building there with commercial space.
Now its just a blah drive through bank.
^ That's wrong. That site was previously occupied by a gas station.

The PNC bank holds the corner. It's far from ideal, but better than a goddamn gas station
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Old January 21st, 2011, 12:30 AM   #278
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^ actually I disagree. I think a gas, although it doesn't hug the corner, is much better than a pnc bank, atleast the ones I've seen. With the gas station at night its lit up brightly which makes the corner look better imo where as with the bank, its similar to any small fast food joint. with a drive through...
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Old January 21st, 2011, 12:54 AM   #279
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^ actually I disagree. I think a gas, although it doesn't hug the corner, is much better than a pnc bank, atleast the ones I've seen. With the gas station at night its lit up brightly which makes the corner look better imo where as with the bank, its similar to any small fast food joint. with a drive through...
^ So with your logic, a 2 story building with perhaps a ground level store, is not as attractive as a gas station because it doesn't light up the corner as much?

Take a streetview look at that intersection and tell me if you really think that the gas station that was once there is actually better than the brick PNC bank that they've just built
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Old January 21st, 2011, 03:28 AM   #280
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^ That's wrong. That site was previously occupied by a gas station.

The PNC bank holds the corner. It's far from ideal, but better than a goddamn gas station
Well for some reason I remember a two story building there,
but on google maps its a gas station.

Still better as a bank building that hugs the corner I agree.

Also unrelated I just miss different icons like lurker and ? storm....


In general this forum is so dead.
So many previous posters bit the dust or something.
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