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Zerton Jun 27, 2013 5:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ch.G, Ch.G (Post 5934322)
I quite like Aqua from ground level:

http://www.arnewde.com/wp-content/up...ts-500x330.jpg
source

Even if you're not thrilled with it, "abysmal" seems like an exaggeration. (And since when does "understated" have negative connotations?)

Abysmal is a bit exaggerated but really from the street the podium is not very nice, imo. That CVS looks depressing and the lobby is very boring. Being on top of the podium is wonderful, however.

Here is an image: http://boardingarea.com/loyaltytrave...tel-Floors.jpg

spyguy Jul 2, 2013 6:48 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 6160140)
^ I love the design.

I don't mean to sound snarky here, but are they going to keep redesigning this thing or are we actually on our way towards putting some shovels in the dirt some time this decade?

It's a good question since this thing has been dragging on forever. The latest is that more of the retail space has been leased (not yet announced) and I believe that some utility work will begin near the end of summer. I'm guessing Whole Foods has some kind of opening deadline, so they'll probably have to work to meet that at least.

spyguy Aug 25, 2013 7:42 PM

Great overview of Harper Court and the surrounding developments:
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1408/rirt.jpg
Harper Court/ Facebook

thewaterman11 Sep 4, 2013 10:51 PM

The first Harper Court businesses are opening up this week. An AT&T store opened over Labor Day weekend, while a Starbucks and an athletic shoe shop, Villa, are going to open later in the week.
http://fiftythird.uchicago.edu/2013/...n-harper-court

ardecila Sep 5, 2013 1:04 AM

^ Great news.

spyguy, that image really shows how Harper Court is not out of scale with the neighborhood, and the McMobil and City Hyde Park projects will also be an appropriate scale.

spyguy Oct 12, 2013 4:58 PM

The University purchased the building on the SW corner of 53rd and Harper. This reveals their plans for the upper floors of that and other neighboring buildings, but I wonder if they'll clean up the first floor retail as well.

http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4167/ceof.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img198/7736/volm.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/7309/ulzx.jpg

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/201...icago-startups

New innovation hub uses discovery to fuel Chicago startups
Chicago Innovation Exchange to open on 53rd Street, sparking business and product creation
OCTOBER 11, 2013


The University of Chicago announced Friday that it has created a new center to help scholars and entrepreneurs translate their ideas and new technologies into startup businesses and products.

The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), which will open in late 2014 in the 53rd Street commercial district in Hyde Park, will provide space for proof-of-concept work, business incubation, collaboration opportunities, and programming for new ventures by UChicago faculty and students, as well as entrepreneurs from outside the University. It also will cultivate partnerships to connect emerging entrepreneurs with Chicago’s broader innovation ecosystem and drive the creation of new businesses, jobs, and economic activity in the city and surrounding region.

The CIE will bring together the University’s distinctive strengths in research and resources from a network of world-class entrepreneurship programs to drive innovation in a range of areas, applying scientific discoveries to generate scalable solutions to difficult societal problems. The center will have space to incubate five to 10 new companies a year, along with co-working space, gathering places, and meeting rooms that together can accommodate up to 350 people in full working mode.

...The CIE will draw participation from different parts and affiliates of the University, including Argonne National Laboratory; the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; the College; the Computation Institute; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; the Institute for Molecular Engineering; the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Physical Sciences Division; the Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Medicine; UChicago’s Center for Technology Development & Ventures, or UChicagoTech; the Urban Education Institute; and the University of Chicago Law School. The CIE will be a central hub for these distinct entities, allowing for greater collaboration, sharing of resources, and a regular exchange of ideas—complementing existing innovation efforts in Chicago.

spyguy Oct 12, 2013 5:17 PM

The good (hopefully) and bad
 
http://hpherald.com/2013/10/09/demo-...n-for-city-hp/

Demo to begin for City HP
By LINDSAY WELBERS OCT 9, 2013


The old buildings at the Village Shopping Center should be demolished in coming weeks.

Peter Cassel, director of community development for Antheus Capital, told the 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council on Monday, Sept. 30, that the buildings should be gone by the end of the year.

Construction on the 17-story building that will eventually house 110,000 square feet of retail including a Whole Foods, 182 apartments, and two levels of underground parking, would begin early next year.

...Cassel also announced that three greystones between 5110 and 5114 S. Harper Ave. will be demolished. Antheus bought the properties in 2008, he said, as a defensive move when they were “a rat-infested mess.”

Antheus has been unable to find a way to rehab the buildings affordably, so to accommodate the retailers’ and neighborhoods demand for more parking the lots the houses occupy will be turned into a 28 space paid parking lot.

the urban politician Oct 12, 2013 5:51 PM

^ fuck that!

untitledreality Oct 13, 2013 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 6300801)
^ fuck that!

It is always disheartening to see old row homes get demolished, especially for surface lots, but I imagine Antheus could be looking down the road to combine that lot with a future purchase of the single floor retail building immediately to the North for another large project.

But until then, its a downer.

ardecila Oct 13, 2013 2:48 AM

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9176/vjaz.jpg

brian_b Oct 17, 2013 5:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 6148889)

Overheard a little story recently - U of C was originally courting Urban Outfitters for Harper Court - with discounted rent and other concessions. Not interested, so they went after Akira.

This Hyde Park store is now Akira's best performing store in the city, which has really got a lot of attention in the retail market. Urban Outfitters is said to be scouting in Hyde Park, tail between their leg. No discounted rent is available any more.

ardecila Oct 17, 2013 6:03 PM

Yeah, the increasing populations of grad students in business, medicine, etc. has brought a lot of wealthy, sophisticated buyers to HP. These aren't starving students anymore...

the urban politician Oct 17, 2013 6:05 PM

^ Urban Outfitters on 53rd would be a huge symbol for that area's transformation. All we need is Gang's project and for a judge to throw out that retarded and frivolous lawsuit by the NIMBY's against the other project, and 53rd will be a whole different kind of place than it was just a few years ago...

markh9 Nov 8, 2013 5:45 PM

Matthias Merges' first Hyde Park venture, A10, opened the other day, and Eater Chicago's shots are pretty beautiful (if a bit HDR-ey).

Full article (with more pics here.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...f36bf0f6_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...f843217f_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...28e64118_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...088639c2_b.jpg

Chicago Shawn Apr 7, 2014 2:09 PM

Revcon cranes are onsite at Lake Park and 51st. Village Center construction is imminent.

Vlajos Apr 7, 2014 2:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markh9 (Post 6332138)
Matthias Merges' first Hyde Park venture, A10, opened the other day, and Eater Chicago's shots are pretty beautiful (if a bit HDR-ey).

Full article (with more pics here.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...f36bf0f6_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...f843217f_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...28e64118_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...088639c2_b.jpg

I went to A10 for lunch recently, it was very good. Nice space too.

HomrQT Apr 7, 2014 3:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 6301122)

Damn.

Dan in Chicago Apr 9, 2014 12:26 AM

City Hyde Park has begun construction! The first caissons were drilled today:

http://file.phorio.com/photo/8857170...k,-Chicago.jpg
http://file.phorio.com/photo/2104168...k,-Chicago.jpg

More photos on Phorio: http://en.phorio.com/city_hyde_park,..._united_states

Sadly, the graystone triplex across Harper Avenue finished demolition today, by coincidence.

BVictor1 Apr 9, 2014 4:06 AM

Looks like construction is not too far off on Vue 53 either. Went past the sight this evening and the gas station has been removed.

ChickeNES Apr 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Walking past the Vue53 site today and noticed there is a lot of activity in the alley that runs behind it, looked to me like they were doing some utility relocation work, and that they had a large wooden box with what looked like a test piece of the future curtain wall. I've seen similar setups in the past during early construction of both the new UofC hospital pavilion and Harper Court. Does anyone know what purpose they serve?

Skyguy_7 Apr 24, 2014 1:34 PM

Cornerstone Apartments
 
According to an ITB from Madison Construction- 65 fresh apartments coming to Hyde Park area. 24 rehabs at 4950 S Langley, 21 rehabs at 5033 S Evans and 3 new 3-story apartment buildings in the 600 block of E 50th. This is all near the northeast corner of Washington Park. Good for the neighborhood.

LouisVanDerWright Apr 24, 2014 2:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 6551638)
According to an ITB from Madison Construction- 65 fresh apartments coming to Hyde Park area. 24 rehabs at 4950 S Langley, 21 rehabs at 5033 S Evans and 3 new 3-story apartment buildings in the 600 block of E 50th. This is all near the northeast corner of Washington Park. Good for the neighborhood.

The Hyde Park boom is growing and starting to push gentrification into the surrounding areas which is really the first step the South Side needs before we can see widespread change down there. Hyde Park is the last foothold of growth on the south side and can send out tendrils in all directions if it takes the next step from a nice area because U of C keeps it nice to a nice area because it is a nice place to live with good amenities.

Notyrview Apr 27, 2014 2:23 AM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 6551670)
The Hyde Park boom is growing and starting to push gentrification into the surrounding areas which is really the first step the South Side needs before we can see widespread change down there. Hyde Park is the last foothold of growth on the south side and can send out tendrils in all directions if it takes the next step from a nice area because U of C keeps it nice to a nice area because it is a nice place to live with good amenities.

Wut?

UChicagoLand Apr 27, 2014 3:20 AM

I hope someone will post pictures of the Vue53 site and the LaQuinta Hotel renovation. I am not in the area and curious to see how these are coming along. Thank you!

LouisVanDerWright Apr 27, 2014 5:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 6555161)
Wut?

How do you not understand that? I am basically saying Hyde Park is and has always been sorta the last foothold of gentrification on the South Side. All the neighborhoods around it were wiped out and went South. Now with Hyde Park booming so hard, growth and redevelopment is starting to creep slowly out of Hyde Park and into the surrounding areas that were pretty well bombed out by the race riots and decades of institutionalized poverty.

Notyrview Apr 27, 2014 2:04 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 6555280)
How do you not understand that? I am basically saying Hyde Park is and has always been sorta the last foothold of gentrification on the South Side. All the neighborhoods around it were wiped out and went South. Now with Hyde Park booming so hard, growth and redevelopment is starting to creep slowly out of Hyde Park and into the surrounding areas that were pretty well bombed out by the race riots and decades of institutionalized poverty.

I understand this sentence. I do not understand the nice sentence.

LouisVanDerWright Apr 27, 2014 2:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 6555390)
I understand this sentence. I do not understand the nice sentence.

Oh, what I was saying is that U of C has been the only reason Hyde Park stayed "nice", but now it is transition to an area that more or less stands on it's own with a population outside of the U of C dependent population. In other words: there seems to now be a much larger population of people living in Hyde Park that are NOT affiliated with U of C. I think this is an important step to take in terms of getting people to stick around that area after they graduate building the population living in the area and therefore pushing the gentrification to creep outwards in search of more housing stock.

Vlajos May 29, 2014 9:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sfchi (Post 6597487)
Hyde Park's ascent is getting noticed:

"The Hyde Park Boom"
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-ad...-boom/#image/1

and 5/28 from Chicagoist:

"A10 Draws Diners to Hyde Park"
http://chicagoist.com/2014/05/28/a10...ners_south.php

I've had lunch at A10 a few times now, it's pretty good!

ChickeNES Jun 16, 2014 2:03 AM

From talking with a friend I've heard some buzz that The Promontory is aiming to open in July but haven't set a final date yet.

spyguy Jun 26, 2014 4:26 AM

Looks like Marshalls will in fact take most of the second floor retail space in City Hyde Park.

Wheelingman04 Jul 9, 2014 9:40 PM

If we can get some good developments in Bronzeville then Hyde Park and Kenwood could be connected directly to downtown without being surrounded by tough neighborhoods.

ChiTownWonder Jul 9, 2014 9:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Wheelingman04 (Post 6647992)
If we can get some good developments in Bronzeville then Hyde Park and Kenwood could be connected directly to downtown without being surrounded by tough neighborhoods.

with all the development and gentrification in the area i'm sure that will happen in the next 10-15 years

marothisu Jul 9, 2014 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wheelingman04 (Post 6647992)
If we can get some good developments in Bronzeville then Hyde Park and Kenwood could be connected directly to downtown without being surrounded by tough neighborhoods.


There's been a bunch of small developments to go up in Bronzeville in the last few years..a sizable one is nearing completion, actually.

Dan in Chicago Jul 14, 2014 9:09 PM

I got an exact height today for City Hyde Park - it will be 172'-0.5" (52.4 m) tall. Here are some photos taken today:

http://file.phorio.com/photo/2471636...k,-Chicago.jpg http://image.phorio.com/photo/666871...k,-Chicago.jpg http://picture.phorio.com/photo/1294...k,-Chicago.jpg

EDIT: I made a 4-inch adjustment based on closer reading of the elevations. The figure above is correct now.

Via Chicago Jul 21, 2014 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ChickeNES (Post 6619617)
From talking with a friend I've heard some buzz that The Promontory is aiming to open in July but haven't set a final date yet.

some pics. place looks amazing

http://chicago.eater.com/archives/20...ark-photos.php

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...ee710b15_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...031b5482_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...d651ea23_b.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...c32a6557_b.jpg

chicagogreg Aug 31, 2014 9:34 PM

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...ry.html#page=1

ChickeNES Sep 21, 2014 12:18 AM

Full permit for City Hyde Park was issued on the 15th. I'm eager to see it rise out of the ground soon.

SamInTheLoop Sep 22, 2014 6:55 PM

^ That's great news!

Also, saw that McHugh is taking subcontractor bids for Vue53 this week.

Does anybody know the status of that nuisance lawsuit that was filed against it? Hopefully it's already been tossed, or will be shortly, so that this project can get going in the next month or so as well......

the urban politician Sep 22, 2014 7:23 PM

^ It was tossed a while back

ChickeNES Sep 22, 2014 7:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 6739213)
^ That's great news!

Also, saw that McHugh is taking subcontractor bids for Vue53 this week.

Does anybody know the status of that nuisance lawsuit that was filed against it? Hopefully it's already been tossed, or will be shortly, so that this project can get going in the next month or so as well......

It's not really clear what the hell is going on with Vue53. I live a block away from the site and they posted this notice months ago:
http://i.imgur.com/A4M2pgC.jpg
And the date fits with a foundation permit that was issued on May 21.
The HP NIMBYs filed an appeal back in July, but I haven't heard anything since other than a mention somewhere that construction is to start in September. It sounds like if McHugh is taking bids things finally might be back on track.

UChicagoLand Oct 3, 2014 3:29 AM

In Crain's interview with Jim Hennessy, associate vice president of commercial real estate operations for the University of Chicago, Hennessy says the plan is to build a 25-story residential tower for Phase II of Harper Court, though he admits it may never get built. That was the first time I had read details about the scope of Phase II.

"Meet the U of C exec who wants to revitalize Hyde Park"
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...lize-hyde-park

ChickeNES Oct 3, 2014 4:49 AM

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Originally Posted by UChicagoLand (Post 6753771)
In Crain's interview with Jim Hennessy, associate vice president of commercial real estate operations for the University of Chicago, Hennessy says the plan is to build a 25-story residential tower for Phase II of Harper Court, though he admits it may never get built. That was the first time I had read details about the scope of Phase II.

"Meet the U of C exec who wants to revitalize Hyde Park"
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...lize-hyde-park

I'd love to see it built:
http://i.imgur.com/a0KN0ny.jpg

Though I think I'd prefer to see Solstice on the Park or the tower once slated for what's now a parking lot at 53rd and Cornell.

UChicagoLand Oct 4, 2014 12:25 AM

Thanks for posting that pic. Hadn't seen it. Hope it gets built!
Bet the anti-Vue53 people would love it. They already claim the shorter building will block out the sun, the moon, and the stars. (I wonder what will happen the day they venture out of Hyde Park and see the skyscrapers downtown.)

If Phase II of Harper Court, City Hyde Park, and Vue53 all get built, that would be a nice concentration of new buildings in the area. And would have quite an impact!

the urban politician Oct 5, 2014 11:17 PM

Went by the Vue53 site today. No signs of any progress. Anybody have any info on the status of this project?

I can't begin to emphasize how good this and the other Gang project will be for Hyde Park

ChickeNES Oct 7, 2014 9:19 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 6756825)
Went by the Vue53 site today. No signs of any progress. Anybody have any info on the status of this project?

I can't begin to emphasize how good this and the other Gang project will be for Hyde Park

I heard and verified that McHugh has taken subcontractor bids, so hopefully something will start soon. The foundation permit was issued back in May, and the signs on the site were posted at the time about impending construction, but so far nothing. I know the NIMBYs tried to appeal the court ruling, and just a couple of days ago had slid yet another flyer under my building's door (I live just steps from the site).

UChicagoLand Oct 9, 2014 1:33 AM

I don't know what the 'normal' timeline is for permit issuance for construction projects in Chicago, but this links says City Hyde Park received its foundation permit in March and six months later its construction permit in September. So if Vue53 received a foundation permit on May 21, would it normally be six months before the construction permit is issued? That would put that construction permit issuance in late November. (I'm assuming it hasn't been issued already.)

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...per-avenue.php

UChicagoLand Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM

A drawing of UChicago Medicine's new 8-story parking garage. Mentions they are planning to build a doctor's office on top of the garage:
http://www.claycorp.com/p/21237/univ...arking-garage/

And a construction webcam. What's cool is you can go backward in time and watch the construction progress (by clicking on a date on the calendar):
http://oxblue.com/open/clayco/ccdparkinggaragechicago

Article and other drawing:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130...parking-garage

UrbanLibertine Nov 19, 2014 9:23 PM

Sucks that they had to level an entire city block with a bunch of beautiful old homes on it in order to build a giant parking garage. Plus, that parking garage now fronts one of the biggest parks in the city.

Quote:

Originally Posted by UChicagoLand (Post 6813671)
A drawing of UChicago Medicine's new 8-story parking garage. Mentions they are planning to build a doctor's office on top of the garage:
http://www.claycorp.com/p/21237/univ...arking-garage/

And a construction webcam. What's cool is you can go backward in time and watch the construction progress (by clicking on a date on the calendar):
http://oxblue.com/open/clayco/ccdparkinggaragechicago

Article and other drawing:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130...parking-garage


SamInTheLoop Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM

^ While I certainly don't disagree with the sentiment you express here, but a couple things, at least:

1) As garages go, that's definitely not a bad-looking one

2) I'm sure at least in part related to #1, part of the garage footprint will be vertically expanded in a future phase medical office tower.....

UChicagoLand Nov 25, 2014 11:29 PM

Further details--The hospital website says the plan is to build an eight-story medical tower on top of part of the garage:

http://ucmfacilities.uchicago.edu/co...king_facility/

The structure is "partially hardened to allow for the future construction of an 8 story Medical Office Building above a portion of the top floor."


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