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Old January 22nd, 2011, 02:06 AM   #2161
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IL Finance Authority approved issuing up to $35 million in bonds for this project. The architect has not yet been determined.

East-West University is requesting approval of a Final Bond Resolution in an amount not-to-
exceed $35,000,000. Bond proceeds will be used to (i) construct and equip a new, 14-story multi-
purpose building
to be located in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue (i.e., formerly the site of
building located at 825 and 831 South Wabash
) in Chicago; (ii) renovate and equip East-West’s
existing buildings located at 816 South Michigan Avenue and 819 South Wabash Avenue in
Chicago; (iii) pay capitalized interest on certain portions of the project, if necessary or desirable;
and (iv) pay costs of issuance. The new multi-purpose building will include limited ground floor
parking, retail shops, a student athletic center/health club; a campus library; instructional labs,
classrooms, and faculty offices, and 10 floors of student housing including studio, one-bedroom,
and two-bedroom apartments with kitchen and bathroom that will house approximately 220
students.


• Basement – 29 Parking spaces
• 1st Floor – Lobby and Retail Shops mainly consisting of a food court serving both resident and nonresident
students. The food court will be visible and easily accessible from the street allowing its use also
by students from other institutions in the area and by the general public. It will include a collection of fastfood
restaurants
with shared eating space.
• 2nd Floor – Student Activities Complex mainly consisting of an athletic center housing weight and
exercise room, lockers, pool table and table tennis, etc., and a large auditorium with a seating capacity of
500.
• 3rd Floor – Library and Learning Resource Center
• 4th Floor – Instructional labs and offices for ancillary services.
• 5th through 14th Floors – Student housing consisting of studios, one or two bedroom apartments with
full kitchen and bathroom, for approximately 220 students.
South Loop Universities kick ass! First Roosevelt and now this? I hope this increases the profile of both of these institutions.

I really want DePaul to get in on the action and build some really awesome tower down here. We seem more interested in buying up older buildings; though we do it really well. 10 E Jackson (now the Richard J. Daley Building) looks awesome.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #2162
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I really want DePaul to get in on the action and build some really awesome tower down here. We seem more interested in buying up older buildings; though we do it really well. 10 E Jackson (now the Richard J. Daley Building) looks awesome.
I think they're planning to renovate the Merle Reskin theater sometime in the near future. Then there were proposals to develop the lot at Wabash and Adams with a really tall tower and performance spaces (in conjunction with the CSO) at the base - I assume something like that will resurface when the time is right. And then they always have that lot on Wabash and Van Buren.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #2163
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The first phase of D2's Curve project showed up on BidClerk - hopefully this is a signal that things are finally moving forward. Remember, the second phase is a condo/rental tower.

2011/01/30 The Curve - Phase I 60,000-square-foot retail building, $6 million 1000 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA Cook

Aerial view of the site next to Target

Hirsch Associates/ Facebook

Also, an updated rendering of the new Jones College Prep
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Old February 8th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #2164
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Nice bit of infill with the Jones Prep building - the wall along Polk looks a bit pernicious, but not necessarily threatening. Any idea if this will replace the existing structure on Harrison, or will this serve as a complement to that structure/school?

Btw, long time lurker here, first time poster. Thanks for keeping this site (and these Chicago threads) active during the downturn, folks. Hope 2011 and onwards turns out to be better than the past two years.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #2165
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The fate of the current Jones HS structure is still very much undecided. The original scheme was to demolish the current building and sell the site for redevelopment, but I don't hear much about that these days. The old school might play some role in a scheme to let Jones serve kids from the South Loop while still remaining a selective-admission high school. Or it might help take some load off South Loop Elementary.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 07:48 AM   #2166
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The fate of the current Jones HS structure is still very much undecided. The original scheme was to demolish the current building and sell the site for redevelopment, but I don't hear much about that these days. The old school might play some role in a scheme to let Jones serve kids from the South Loop while still remaining a selective-admission high school. Or it might help take some load off South Loop Elementary.
I wonder what Genita Robinson thinks? ;-) I can't see this being resolved anytime before the end of the current terms since Fioretti has flip-flopped on this topic so many times, despite his input is probably not going to be the deciding factor anyways.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #2167
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Also, an updated rendering of the new Jones College Prep
I dont think the rendering will do the final product justice. Ralph Johnson does great work
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Old February 18th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #2168
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The first phase of D2's Curve project showed up on BidClerk - hopefully this is a signal that things are finally moving forward. Remember, the second phase is a condo/rental tower.

2011/01/30 The Curve - Phase I 60,000-square-foot retail building, $6 million 1000 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA Cook
So... this is basically a big-box store with caisson foundations.

Does anybody know when Roosevelt Collection will do the landscaping on their park? That was something they promised to the community.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #2169
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With Centrum desperately trying to sell the project, I wouldn't hold my breath. I don't really know what leverage the city has over an LLC that doesn't need anything.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 01:14 AM   #2170
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http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...#axzz1FBVAzRCg

South Loop development site on auction block
By: Frank Kalman February 28, 2011


A South Loop development site is headed to the auction block as its owner tries to woo investors even as the neighborhood is still working to climb back from the recession and condo crash.

The parcel of more than five acres, which borders Roosevelt Road and the Chicago River near Roosevelt Collection, has 837 feet of river frontage and 216 feet along Roosevelt Road. It is zoned for 1,500 residential units and a half-million square feet of retail space.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #2171
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Jones Prep is now u/c:

http://www.sloopin.com/2011/04/const...new-jones.html
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:00 PM   #2172
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Dearborn and Congress - retail and office
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:59 PM   #2173
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New plans coming next week for the proposed park at 16th and Wabash:

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...abash_dog_park

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2174
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Awesome news about that little space by the Manhattan building getting used. The Manhattan looks amazing (from two sides.) This will really improve the streetscape and maybe make that landmark seem a little more whole.

Now if we can just fill in that parking lot a half block east. I expect once the Congress pedestrian improvements happen we'll see a boomlet around around Printer's row.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #2175
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A new rendering of the proposed park at 16th Street and Wabash, called Fred Anderson Park, shakes things up a bit. The new design shrinks the dog-dedicated portion of the park, much to the dismay of local dog owners, but adds several unique features.

In the new plan, a bridge goes over the middle of the park and the dog-friendly area. The stage space at the park has been significantly expanded from the last concept, as well, to go along with the idea of dedicating the park to South Loop jazz legend Fred Anderson.



http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...Jazzy_new_park
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I am really excited about the park at 16th and Wabash as well as the small development next to the Manhattan. I don't necessarily understand the economics given the Taco Bell building across the street has been vacant for years, though granted the Taco Bell Building is a difficult space. But before Printer's Row around the Manhattan is improved, someone has to fix the light at Plymouth. Cars on Congress do not see it!
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Well, just because someone drew a picture doesn't mean the Manhattan lot will get developed.

I've been fighting CDOT on the Plymouth signal for years, and a mast-arm signal will be installed as part of the current streetscaping project.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2178
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John Marshall Law School renovations (former Dollar Daze, etc. building)

I think a few more signs will help avoid any confusion.
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Work has resumed on Jones HS.
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