The empty lot on the NW corner of State and Van Buren.
Yes, these empty fields and surface lots are almost as amazing as the skyline itself. How can one of the most concentrated and dense urban landscapes be so close to empty (privately owned/non-public?) fields?all those huge parcels in the South Loop near the river
But it's part of the historic streetwall. :lol:The crummy Best Western and unused parking garage on 11th Street between Michigan and Wabash.
It's right on Grant Park. "Highest and Best Use" calls for, at least, a 600 footer.
This huge parcell of land has had many slimmy hands on it lately including Rezco and DeBartello. I don't recall the latest ownership but in terms of sheer size this takes the cake.Yes, these empty fields and surface lots are almost as amazing as the skyline itself. How can one of the most concentrated and dense urban landscapes be so close to empty (privately owned/non-public?) fields?
The roosevelt collection will help, but the huge site west of that townhome subdivision along clark, south of roosevelt, is a big issue. How can that ever get street access now that the walled townhome development is there. WHo owns all that now anyway? I remember there were a number of ideas for developing it and the property switching hands a while back.
Maybe that's a good thing? The Streets of Woodfield on steriods plan didn't do it for me.I
so nothing will happen with this site as long as Rezko has any title to it.
That was just because I had a music class in that building that was a bitch. I have passed that class and am no longer in that building, so it can stay!Actually not. The Landmark District ends right across 11th street, at a poor little building that you once proposed demolishing.
Sorry for my ignorance, but what and where is this development?I was initially so enthusiastic about this development that I was blind to your earlier criticisms of the designs. But, now I see your point.
It shouldn't be hard to do better than this:
That appears to be an early rendering for Riverside Park, but it's not the same as the model that was carried around during PD negotiations. Perhaps it was actually later than the model/PD application, but I don't think so.what and where is this development?