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Old Posted May 27, 2020, 2:22 AM
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Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
When "Entertainment District" was mentioned, that was my first thought. There's also that supposed entertainment district floated around at the former Morton Salt on Elston near Division. Not too far from that Chicago Tribune redevelopment site.

I think somewhere in Motor Row makes more sense though. Any large historic building in that area which is looking for redevelopment? I would also say a few intersections at 23rd and Wabash for new development, but I think on one corner a residential building would probably complain about it.. Hate to say it too, but somewhere in West Loop could make some sense too - Damen stop supposed to open next year right? Couldn't imagine traffic during a game night though..
If I were king, I would incorporate some or all of the existing buildings on the odd-side 2200 block of S Michigan with new construction in the parking lot on Indiana. I would enclose that alley as part of the casino to give it some sort of 1920's gangstereque speakeasy vibe. The small parking lot just north of 2245 S Michigan could be turned into some sort of grand entrance from Michigan Ave.

Then it could be connected to the McCormick Place skyway network and contribute to convention hotel capacity as well. It's also very close to Chinatown, Wintrust Arena and not crazy far from Soldier Field. McCormick Place parking could be used, for the most part I think. Transit access would be decent (close to Green Line, 1, 3, 4, 21, 29 and not too far from the Red Line either, although that block feels longer than it is).
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