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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #101
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I don't think this was ever posted. It is the retail portion of the redeveloped 1212 South Michigan building (across from the Columbian). It contains something like ~16,000 sq. ft. of retail and is designed by DeStefano.



It looks pretty cool in the rendering, but obviously it's not going to have Armani as a tenant. This will turn out really cool or a blunder, but it's certainly interesting to look at.
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OH MY GOD. WTF? This is what we put at one of Grant Park's two corners, perhaps some of the most significant intersections in the city.

So, is the concept that almost the entire facade will be given over to corporate signage?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #104
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OH MY GOD. WTF? This is what we put at one of Grant Park's two corners, perhaps some of the most significant intersections in the city.

So, is the concept that almost the entire facade will be given over to corporate signage?
^ Whats up with some of you people and corporate signage? As if giant blank concrete garage podiums are fine, but a big sign is civic vandalism.

I personally would love to see bilboards (including animated ones) placed on many of Chicago's uglier podiums, and I even started a thread about that a while back
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #105
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #106
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I have to side on the anything is better than what we have here. This is one, if not THE ugliest buildings in the South Loop. I will be very interested in any other renderings that are out there. I know the economics would be against this but I would celebrate if they tore this one down and started over.

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Old March 16th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #107
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OH MY GOD. WTF? This is what we put at one of Grant Park's two corners, perhaps some of the most significant intersections in the city.

So, is the concept that almost the entire facade will be given over to corporate signage?
Huh, thats strange....
I think it looks great, better than having a dead corner.
Brings life back to the sidewalk.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #108
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I don't think this was ever posted. It is the retail portion of the redeveloped 1212 South Michigan building (across from the Columbian). It contains something like ~16,000 sq. ft. of retail and is designed by DeStefano.



It looks pretty cool in the rendering, but obviously it's not going to have Armani as a tenant. This will turn out really cool or a blunder, but it's certainly interesting to look at.
^ I think you're confusing Armani Exchange and Armani. Armani Exchange is relatively cheap. No reason why they couldn't have a store there
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #109
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Carson's seeks S. Loop site

By H. Lee Murphy
March 19, 2007
©2007 by Crain Communications Inc.

With the Carson Pirie Scott flagship on State Street now closed, owner Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is eyeing a replacement site on Roosevelt Road in the South Loop, along with other locations in the Chicago area.

Real estate sources say York, Pa.-based Bon-Ton, which bought Carson's last year for $1.1 billion, wants space at Roosevelt Collection, a shopping center on Roosevelt Road near Clark Street planned by Chicago-based Centrum Properties Inc.

Lisa Balis, senior vice-president of leasing and marketing at Centrum, says she's "not aware of a single conversation anybody here has had with Carson's so far. I don't believe we have room for them, anyway."

Real estate brokers who have talked to Carson's, however, say the company believes it can squeeze into Roosevelt Collection by designing a multilevel space. Failing that, it could consider an empty parcel across Roosevelt Road, the brokers say.

Bon-Ton also is negotiating for a new Carson's site at the Gurnee Mills shopping center in north suburban Gurnee. In Hammond, Ind., it's building a 100,000-square-foot Carson's to replace an older store.

A Bon-Ton spokeswoman won't discuss specific sites, but says: "We are interested in growing Carson Pirie Scott. That name is our biggest contributor to sales, and Chicago is the biggest market we operate in."

Carson's has become Bon-Ton's top-performing division. Bon-Ton reported last week that sales at its non-Carson's stores open at least a year fell 2.7% in the fiscal year ended Feb. 3, while Carson's same-store sales rose 4.3%.

Gurnee Mills won't confirm negotiations with Carson's. But James Hayner, Gurnee's village administrator, says, "We've heard that Carson's is interested in coming here, and they've talked to Gurnee Mills."

The 28-store chain has opened just two stores in the past 20 years. But observers expect Bon-Ton to be more aggressive.

"In the past, Carson's has been hamstrung by its financial condition and always seemed to be retrenching," says John Melaniphy Jr., president of retail consultancy Melaniphy & Associates Inc. in Chicago. "Now they have a parent company willing to invest in them."
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Old March 20th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #110
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great news! i would love to see carsons at roosevelt collection.

i didnt know carsons only had 28 stores
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Old March 31st, 2007, 07:20 PM   #111
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Somehow sales are near 50% for 1349 South Wabash - spring or summer ground breaking.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 09:55 PM   #112
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Somehow sales are near 50% for 1349 South Wabash - spring or summer ground breaking.
Nice! About a month ago, I remember hearing from someone that 1555 South Wabash should be breaking ground in the near future. Also, does anyone know how sales at Glashaus are coming along and when they expect to break ground?
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Does anyone know what the Jones College Prep addition/expansion will comprise of? I know that the Pacific Gardens Mission is moving to around 14th and Canal. Will the current Pacific Gardens Mission ******** be adaptively resused by Jones College Prep or will it be knocked down and a completely *** structure be built? Will the expansion of Jones Prep also go on the parking lot just northwest of the State and Polk intersection?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 07:48 PM   #114
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OH MY GOD. WTF? This is what we put at one of Grant Park's two corners, perhaps some of the most significant intersections in the ****.

So, is the concept that almost the entire facade will be given over to corporate signage?
As opposed to painted concrete?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:17 PM   #115
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Does anyone know what the Jones College Prep addition/expansion will comprise of? I know that the Pacific Gardens Mission is moving to around 14th and Canal. Will the current Pacific Gardens Mission ******** be adaptively resused by Jones College Prep or will it be knocked down and a completely *** structure be built? Will the expansion of Jones Prep also go on the parking lot just northwest of the State and Polk intersection?
Details are very limited... but it was my understanding that the PGM would be demolished (the latest update I heard was they would move out of the building in November) and new facilities including a recreational building would be constructed. I had heard that the new rec building would include a gym and a pool with the pool possibly opened to the public during certain times. I have tried to find more details, but I think the plans are in the conceptual stage and moving PGM was more political than out of need.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:46 PM   #116
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Nice! About a month ago, I remember hearing from someone that 1555 South Wabash should be breaking ground in the near future. Also, does anyone know how sales at Glashaus are coming along and when they expect to break ground?
I was in Glashaus sales center about a month ago and they were well over 40% sold. They were talking summer breaking ground but lets see.

[QUOTE=Does anyone know what the Jones College Prep addition/expansion will comprise of? I know that the Pacific Gardens Mission is moving to around 14th and Canal. Will the current Pacific Gardens Mission ******** be adaptively resused by Jones College Prep or will it be knocked down and a completely *** structure be built? Will the expansion of Jones Prep also go on the parking lot just northwest of the State and Polk intersection?[/QUOTE]

I recall a great article in on-line from Columbia that outlined the JCP plans - I'll dig around and see if I can find it but from what I recall they are demolishing the PGM and taking the parking lot to Polk for a multi-level athletic complex with additonal class and administrative space.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:06 AM   #118
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Wow... not sure what to make of that. Just a reminder - the two buildings north of that were sold last year to be student housing, Burnham Pointe is the just South of a one story car wash/parking garage next door. Clark Street might actually have some life to it down there.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 09:12 AM   #120
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What do you know about that Student Housing project? Who is the developer? Is it approved? Have any renderings or details, such as number of beds, been released? Is Columbia involved financially?
I don't know too much about the project, but here is the Emporis listing....it includes an extremely rough sketch/rendering...

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=285742
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