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Old Posted Oct 8, 2017, 5:51 PM
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^ "Leveling everything" and starting over from scratch has worked SO well for Chicago in the past....
It's a bad idea when there are buildings worth saving. None of those buildings, particularly the Francis Cabrini Homes themselves, are worth saving in any way, shape or form.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 2:35 AM
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When did 2 Pru install LED lighting? The entire crown is lit in blue tonight. Makes me wonder what all the new towers are planning.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:02 AM
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That's my point. Little by little is the wrong way to do it. They need to fix the street grid which means leveling everything (especially that hideous lowrise housing project) and starting from scratch.
There is a master plan guiding the redevelopment. It offers developers some flexibility but does require several new street connections to restore the grid. The most recent version also encourages midrise densities as a way to spread the financial burden of affordable units over a greater number of profitable market-rate units.

http://www.thecha.org/assets/1/6/201...INAL_April.pdf
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 6:19 AM
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There is a master plan guiding the redevelopment. It offers developers some flexibility but does require several new street connections to restore the grid. The most recent version also encourages midrise densities as a way to spread the financial burden of affordable units over a greater number of profitable market-rate units.

http://www.thecha.org/assets/1/6/201...INAL_April.pdf
I just kinda assumed the 2015 plan was made obsolete by the expanded DX downtown zoning boundaries.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 1:04 PM
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There is a master plan guiding the redevelopment. It offers developers some flexibility but does require several new street connections to restore the grid. The most recent version also encourages midrise densities as a way to spread the financial burden of affordable units over a greater number of profitable market-rate units.

http://www.thecha.org/assets/1/6/201...INAL_April.pdf
I've always thought it would be an interesting concept to rehab the row houses (some or all) and turn it into something of a public housing museum. NYC has one such museum I think.

On another note, I think the plan for this area includes way too much parkland for the density of housing that is planned for.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 1:29 PM
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^there already is a public housing museum planned on Taylor...
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:19 PM
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^there already is a public housing museum planned on Taylor...
but inside of a former or active housing project? that's what would be cool, more experiential.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:44 PM
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but inside of a former or active housing project? that's what would be cool, more experiential.
Yes, it will be inside one of the last remaining buildings of the old Jane Addams Homes.
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So, I heard this forum likes tall buildings...

725 W. Randolph | 58 stories | 680 ft | 165 hotel | 370 units | 150 parking



Holy Name site | 1011 footer & 583 footer | 914 units | 200,000 sqft retail | 45,000 office | 659 parking


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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:54 PM
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^ 1,000' at holy name???

i mean, it'd be cool and all, but i'll be shocked if the great panderhack even allows 500' there.

and 680' WEST of the kennedy???

we're gonna need ear plugs for the sonic boom created by all of the exploding NIMBY heads when this news gets out.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:58 PM
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i mean, it'd be cool and all, but i'll be shocked if the great panderhack even allows 500' there.
The best part is that this isn't Ald. Reilly's ward. It's a part of the 2nd ward, so we just have to pray that Ald. Hopkins doesn't given into NIMBY pressure
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:03 PM
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The best part is that this isn't Ald. Reilly's ward. It's a part of the 2nd ward, so we just have to pray that Ald. Hopkins doesn't given into NIMBY pressure
huh, i didn't realize that. interesting.

i don't know much about ald. hopkins re: highrise development.

is there a reason to allow ourselves to even get a tiny bit excited?

it's like a great 1920s art deco supertall that chicago never got around to building until 100 years after the fact.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:07 PM
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i don't know much about ald. hopkins re: highrise development.

is there reason to allow ourselves to even get a tiny bit excited?
He listens more so to his Lincoln Park and West Town political base since they take up a much larger share of his ward than the small region in downtown. He voted against a 10 story proposal in the Lincoln Park area, but he hasn't blocked any development in the downtown section. We'll have to wait and see
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:12 PM
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Wow ...what an awesome looking building for Holy name site...actually has a Gothic cathedral look to it.. a nod to Holy name across the street...about time Chicago goes away from the box look! ... I really hate alderman power in this city... how one person can potentially stop the natural progression of highrise construction westward is beyond me.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:26 PM
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huh, i didn't realize that. interesting.

i don't know much about ald. hopkins re: highrise development.

is there a reason to allow ourselves to even get a tiny bit excited?
Isn't he the same Ass-Battalion who blocked the redevelopment of the Father and Son Plaza strip mall?
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Surprising to hear Reilly isn't in charge of this location since he rejected the 725' proposal at Wabash/Superior back in April.
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So, I heard this forum likes tall buildings...

725 W. Randolph | 58 stories | 680 ft | 165 hotel | 370 units | 150 parking



Holy Name site | 1011 footer & 583 footer | 914 units | 200,000 sqft retail | 45,000 office | 659 parking

Is this real dude? Any links or further details?


725 W. Randolph? Wouldn't that be the Related/Equinox Hotel site?
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:06 PM
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Oh please Lord, build that 1,000 ft Holy Name Tower.


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