HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > General Development


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #201  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:23 AM
Kumdogmillionaire's Avatar
Kumdogmillionaire Kumdogmillionaire is offline
Development Shill
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,013
Evanston is going to have a smaller skyline than OakPark in no time with this sort of shit
__________________
For you - Bane
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #202  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:48 AM
left of center's Avatar
left of center left of center is offline
1st Ward
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Big Onion
Posts: 1,909
^ Hah, that was going to be my comment exactly.

Oak Park has been on fire lately. The area immediately around the Harlem Ave Green Line stop has seen significant improvement over the last few years. Very cool stuff. Now if only River Forest would do something about the southwest corner of Harlem/Lake. Forest Park should push some development on Circle/Lake as well. TOD, people!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #203  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 10:43 AM
harryc's Avatar
harryc harryc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oak Park, Il
Posts: 12,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by left of center View Post
^ Hah, that was going to be my comment exactly.

Oak Park has been on fire lately. The area immediately around the Harlem Ave Green Line stop has seen significant improvement over the last few years. Very cool stuff. Now if only River Forest would do something about the southwest corner of Harlem/Lake. Forest Park should push some development on Circle/Lake as well. TOD, people!
Green line to Morgan - Evanston just can't offer that - plus we are way cooler than they are.
__________________
Harry C --- Chicago rep for SkyRise Cities ---- My Flickr stream HRC_OakPark
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. B Franklin.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #204  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 2:25 PM
the urban politician the urban politician is offline
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago region
Posts: 17,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by harryc View Post
Green line to Morgan - Evanston just can't offer that - plus we are way cooler than they are.
Sigh.... if only the L had better inter connectivity. In which case all areas would benefit.
__________________
Eat less
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #205  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 2:49 PM
LouisVanDerWright LouisVanDerWright is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,425
I like how the L only benefits very specific areas at a time, makes profiting off of gentrification very easy...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #206  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 4:11 PM
Mr Downtown's Avatar
Mr Downtown Mr Downtown is offline
Urbane observer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by the urban politician View Post
if only the L had better inter connectivity.
Interconnectivity with what, exactly?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #207  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:37 PM
left of center's Avatar
left of center left of center is offline
1st Ward
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Big Onion
Posts: 1,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by harryc View Post
Green line to Morgan - Evanston just can't offer that - plus we are way cooler than they are.
As a former near west suburbanite myself, I completely agree.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #208  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:35 PM
the urban politician the urban politician is offline
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago region
Posts: 17,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Downtown View Post
Interconnectivity with what, exactly?
Within itself, outside of downtown
__________________
Eat less
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #209  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:38 PM
Steely Dan's Avatar
Steely Dan Steely Dan is offline
devout Pizzatarian
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago
Posts: 21,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by harryc View Post
plus we are way cooler than they are.
nuh-uh.

evanston is literally cooler (by the lake).

__________________
He has to go.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #210  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:41 PM
maru2501's Avatar
maru2501 maru2501 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,527
^clearly need some spurs off the blue line at this point, to mention just one example, not to mention building an L line over Ashland for N-S
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #211  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:54 PM
IrishIllini IrishIllini is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 993
I'm totally okay with Oak Park having a larger skyline than Evanston. We need some height away from the lake.

I do wish Evanston's NIMBY council was a bit less NIMBY-ish though. Skokie has great bones and should aggressively court developers of denied proposals in Evanston. Maybe the Belmont Flyover will open up the possibility of routing the yellow line through the Loop during the rush. The Purple Line could be routed through the State St. subway since the trains have greater capacity and the red line is wall to wall during the rush.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #212  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 6:57 PM
sukwoo sukwoo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrishIllini View Post
I'm totally okay with Oak Park having a larger skyline than Evanston. We need some height away from the lake.

I do wish Evanston's NIMBY council was a bit less NIMBY-ish though. Skokie has great bones and should aggressively court developers of denied proposals in Evanston. Maybe the Belmont Flyover will open up the possibility of routing the yellow line through the Loop during the rush. The Purple Line could be routed through the State St. subway since the trains have greater capacity and the red line is wall to wall during the rush.
There's quite a bit of NIMBY here in Oak Park too. Unfortunately for them, the village government is hellbent on densification.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #213  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:44 PM
left of center's Avatar
left of center left of center is offline
1st Ward
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Big Onion
Posts: 1,909
^ Good thing for that too. Oak Park has excellent transit connections, with 2 CTA lines and a Metra line. Very lively downtown with lots of foot traffic, easily accessible retail/restaurant options for pedestrians. Really no need for a car if you live there and work in town or the city.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #214  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:29 PM
LouisVanDerWright LouisVanDerWright is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
nuh-uh.

evanston is literally cooler (by the lake).

You clearly have spent too much time in Rogers Park if you are using sales pitches from Loyolas marketing campaign.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #215  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 10:46 PM
Domer2019's Avatar
Domer2019 Domer2019 is offline
Biased in a good way?
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 264
Only one has the Bahá'í House of Worship... (yeah, it's in Wilmette, whatever).

Evanston could and should be much more than it is today. It's Chicago's mini-me.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #216  
Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 7:01 PM
Pioneer Pioneer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: OP
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire View Post
Evanston is going to have a smaller skyline than OakPark in no time with this sort of shit
suck it, eTown
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #217  
Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 8:00 PM
KWillChicago's Avatar
KWillChicago KWillChicago is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire View Post
Evanston is going to have a smaller skyline than OakPark in no time with this sort of shit
Maybe oak park will be chicago's Bronx in the next 20 years.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #218  
Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 10:50 PM
Freefall Freefall is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWillChicago View Post
Maybe oak park will be chicago's Bronx in the next 20 years.
Yeah, I'm sure they'd love that
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #219  
Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 4:59 AM
ardecila's Avatar
ardecila ardecila is offline
TL;DR
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: the city o'wind
Posts: 13,884
^ Not while the majority of Oak Park is leafy residential streets with mansions and tidy bungalows and foursquares. The Bronx is orders of magnitude denser than Oak Park will ever be.

The downtown development in Oak Park may boost transit ridership and support more local businesses because of concentration, but it's just a drop in the bucket for the overall density of Oak Park - whose village population has been creeping downward in virtually every census since 1940, despite numerous waves of big developments.
__________________
la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #220  
Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 6:34 AM
left of center's Avatar
left of center left of center is offline
1st Ward
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Big Onion
Posts: 1,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardecila View Post
^ Not while the majority of Oak Park is leafy residential streets with mansions and tidy bungalows and foursquares. The Bronx is orders of magnitude denser than Oak Park will ever be.

The downtown development in Oak Park may boost transit ridership and support more local businesses because of concentration, but it's just a drop in the bucket for the overall density of Oak Park - whose village population has been creeping downward in virtually every census since 1940, despite numerous waves of big developments.
Decreasing family size/increasing average square footage of living space is a bitch. Evanston is also down from its 1960 peak, albeit by not as much as Oak Park. I wonder at the dynamics that have caused the difference in the drop off for both towns.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > General Development
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:16 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.