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harryc Nov 5, 2017 2:21 PM

District House - 809 Lake St, Oak Park
 
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the urban politician Nov 20, 2017 3:13 PM

Today's Tribune has a good article about how TOD is catching on in the burbs

harryc Nov 26, 2017 1:48 AM

South and Harlem - Oak Park
 
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Parking ramp



Arm&Kedzie Nov 27, 2017 6:07 PM

Interesting to see a pre-fab concrete structure. Is there a reason we don't see that more often?

Domer2019 Nov 30, 2017 10:32 PM

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Wednesday night, the Evanston Plan Commission voted 7-0 against a 33-story apartment tower proposed for 601 Davis Street. According to a report from Evanston Now, the commissioners deemed the building to be too tall and the on-site parking insufficient. The final version of the plan had specified 318 dwelling units, 176 parking spaces, and about 7,500 square feet of retail space.


Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Slated to replace a drive-through bank and long-vacant lot, the downtown development also included a provision to preserve the nearby historic University Building at the corner of Davis and Chicago Avenue. The glassy project comes from Vermillion Development and Chicago design architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Despite the unanimous thumbs down, yesterday’s decision doesn’t necessarily mean the project is completely done for. The vote from the Evanston Plan Commission basically amounts to a recommendation for the Evanston City Council to later consider—or potentially ignore. The 601 Davis Street plan is expected to go before the Council for a final vote in early 2018.
https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/11/3...partment-tower

Do they want to be what Milwaukee is to Chicago, an hour closer? Or do they want to be Arlington Heights? Don't shoot yourself in the foot, NIMBYs.

the urban politician Nov 30, 2017 10:34 PM

I hate NIMBYs. They are scum

OhioGuy Dec 1, 2017 12:26 AM

Not sure if this belongs here, but I searched for an Evanston thread and didn't find one.

Evanston Plan Commission rejects 33-story apartment tower
The high-rise proposal is looking to take the title as Evanston’s tallest
BY JAY KOZIARZ | NOV 30, 2017, 2:42PM CST

Quote:

Wednesday night, the Evanston Plan Commission voted 7-0 against a 33-story apartment tower proposed for 601 Davis Street. According to a report from Evanston Now, the commissioners deemed the building to be too tall and the on-site parking insufficient. The final version of the plan had specified 318 dwelling units, 176 parking spaces, and about 7,500 square feet of retail space.

Slated to replace a drive-through bank and long-vacant lot, the downtown development also included a provision to preserve the nearby historic University Building at the corner of Davis and Chicago Avenue. The glassy project comes from Vermillion Development and Chicago design architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
http://evanstonnow.com/files/styles/...e-img_0616.jpg
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http://evanstonnow.com/files/u1/601-...e-img_0613.jpg
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Steely Dan Dec 1, 2017 8:56 PM

evanston's city council is decidedly more NIMBY-friendly these days than it was a decade ago.

i'll be quite surprised if we ever see a building over 300' tall approved in evanston anytime in the near term future.

aaron38 Dec 10, 2017 7:38 AM

Twelve-story high-rise development proposed for suburban Skokie
The mixed-use development calls for new commercial space topped by 153 rental units

https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago...lopment-skokie

This hasn't been mentioned yet. Half mile from the Yellow line, so it's TOD.
Lucien Lagrange though, typical early '00s suburban.

aaron38 Dec 10, 2017 7:43 AM

Mount Prospect officials predict construction boom in 2018
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dai...ess/171029070/

Busy Bee Dec 10, 2017 5:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 8014312)
This hasn't been mentioned yet. Half mile from the Yellow line, so it's TOD.
Lucien Lagrange though, typical early '00s suburban.

Looks alright, I'll take it.

aaron38 Dec 11, 2017 2:33 AM

Parkview Apartments, Arlington Heights
http://i63.tinypic.com/nxjpyh.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/25i0mms.jpg

All topped out. Glad this one finally happened, That lot has been vacant for at least a decade while being only one block from the Metra station.

Steely Dan Dec 11, 2017 2:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 8014312)
Twelve-story high-rise development proposed for suburban Skokie
The mixed-use development calls for new commercial space topped by 153 rental units

https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago...lopment-skokie

This hasn't been mentioned yet. Half mile from the Yellow line, so it's TOD.
Lucien Lagrange though, typical early '00s suburban.

the architecture is certainly suspect (beware a VE hatchet job), but that vacant corner lot DESPERATELY needs some substantial and urban to hold it, and this project will fit that particular bill very nicely.

OhioGuy Dec 11, 2017 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8015099)
the architecture is certainly suspect (beware a VE hatchet job), but that vacant corner lot DESPERATELY needs some substantial and urban to hold it, and this project will fit that particular bill very nicely.

We'll see if it stays 12 stories or gets cut in half to 6 stories. One would think merchants in the area would like to prospect of more residents within walking distance, but as is almost always the case, there will be a vocal group complaining about increased density/traffic/parking...

harryc Dec 15, 2017 2:11 AM

South and Harlem - Oak Park
 
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Heated area for trimming blocks ?


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r18tdi Jan 3, 2018 4:48 PM

Geez. A case of extreme NIMYism?
Quote:

Western Springs apparent suicide victim had fought zoning for day care center where he was shot
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...102-story.html

Skyguy_7 Jan 3, 2018 6:57 PM

^ I looked across the street from his home on Google Streetview. The day care center is not even visible or a hindrance on his property. It's hidden by landscaping and his area looks no different than any other neighborhood. Either something else is going on or the guy was a true nutcase.

harryc Jan 13, 2018 3:08 PM

South and Harlem - Oak Park
 
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harryc Jan 13, 2018 6:21 PM

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Steely Dan Jan 23, 2018 3:39 PM

no surprise, this one is DOA.




601 Davis - 353' - 33 Floors - residential

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/apps/...20170313151853
source: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...-ever-building




Quote:

Aldermen reject 601 Davis tower
By Bill Smith on January 23, 2018 - 6:12am


Evanston aldermen resoundingly rejected plans for a 33-story residential tower at 601 Davis St., Monday night refusing to even advance it from committee for a full City Council debate.

Despite a last-minute offer from Vermilion Development President Dave Cocagne to consider modifying the proposal, aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee declared that it was so out of scope from what they might approve that any new version of the project would have to start the planned development review process over from scratch.

Only Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, suggested a milder response -- tabling the plan for a few months to give Vemilion time to make substantial revisions to it.

The committee vote to reject the plans out of hand was 6-1.
full article: http://evanstonnow.com/story/real-es...01-davis-tower




evanston's city council is now mostly constituted of height phobics.

the chances of a tower over 300' being approved by the current city council are nil.


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