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Old Posted Jan 7, 2022, 4:58 PM
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Rainforest Cafe recently closed and I think Conlon is shopping this around for something possibly a residential tower IIRC so that could be the start of some redevelopment here.
Conlon unloaded all of his Chicago retail holdings. He was spooked by the 2020 riots.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2022, 5:11 PM
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Yeah I can't stand this space. I was so excited when they shut the BP and started demolition only to be totally crushed when they were just building a newer BP lol. The McDonalds wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a full 1 acre parking lot next door. Rainforest Cafe recently closed and I think Conlon is shopping this around for something possibly a residential tower IIRC so that could be the start of some redevelopment here. I could see Hard Rock going eventually too. But the McDonalds/Portillos/BP triumvirate will be hard to break. Same with Ohio House.

I had the same fantasy if the McDonald's block became a huge public park or something and everything go built up around it that would be super amazing although I have 0 idea how that could even happen.
I mean, just in the last decade we've seen Ed Debevic's and Planet Hollywood/Gino's East get torn down for residential towers. Carson's Ribs closed and Tom Barrett from Milwaukee has a tower planned for that site. So we've definitely seen the River North Hellhole shrink around the edges due to attrition. The Rainforest Cafe site will undoubtedly get a highrise eventually too now that the restaurant has closed.

Also, the new flagship McDonalds is far more urban-friendly than the old Rock-n-Roll store, even if it's still got a parking lot and drive-thru.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2022, 5:12 PM
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^ Just as long as they’re not like the NYC “street fairs” that would always close streets and make it impossible to get anywhere in a cab, just so the same bullshit corporate foodservice vendors selling hot dogs, bad churros and cotton candy could set up on a different avenue every weekend.

These things are only worthwhile if they’re hyper local, only allow small businesses and highlight the local community.
Could. Not. Agree. More.

I remember those festivals from my NYC days. After going to a few of them I realized it was the same shit, different neighborhood.

Chicago’s street fests are far more local and 100 times better
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Also, the new flagship McDonalds is far more urban-friendly than the old Rock-n-Roll store, even if it's still got a parking lot and drive-thru.
how?
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2022, 6:40 PM
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Honestly, I don't mind that McDonalds. It can stay as long as the parking lot on the western half of the property is either developed or is turned into a park. Getting rid of the drive thru would be ideal as well, but probably pretty unlikely. Which is fine, I'd rather they get rid of their drive through location on Chicago & State first.

And since we are on the topic of development, when is that uggo post office kitty corner to the rock-n-roll McDonalds finally going to move and the building bulldozed? That lot could actually be a cool spot for a big public plaza/square, and its smack in the middle of River North, a neighborhood relatively starved for open/green space. The only downside is that it would be surrounded on 2 sides by the parking garage podiums of some mid-00s crap developments, including the city's greatest architectural sin, Grand Plaza.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2022, 6:51 PM
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They're lots of lots and buildings in river north that need to be redeveloped...

I understand the need for gas stations, but it can still be built urban...proof, this was built in Atlanta of all places. Yes its a gas station with surface parking but it has a highrise with lots of retail at the base.

https://sp-ao.shortpixel.ai/client/t...ideshow_05.jpg

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They're lots of lots and buildings in river north that need to be redeveloped...

I understand the need for gas stations, but it can still be built urban...proof, this was built in Atlanta of all places. Yes its a gas station with surface parking but it has a highrise with lots of retail at the base.

https://sp-ao.shortpixel.ai/client/t...ideshow_05.jpg
Here is one in Cambridge that doesn't completely suck: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3614...7i16384!8i8192
Who wouldn't want an office above a gas station?
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Nothing new. Just confirmation for what I heard on the street.

https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2022...=feature_posts

Sterling Bay, Colorado firm start joint venture to develop Class A residential building in Chicago’s Fulton Market

The 29-story project will break ground in Q1 2022, with construction expected to be complete by year-end 2023

January 07, 2022 10:56 AM
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Sterling Bay partnered with Ascentris to build its first residential project in the rapidly developing former meatpacking district, the developer said Thursday. The 29-story, 282-unit project at 160 North Morgan received the Chicago City Council’s approval in October 2021 and is expected to break ground in the first quarter of this year. Construction will be completed in 2023.
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The developer will provide 28 affordable units onsite to meet the city’s requirements, provide $5.3 million in housing fees and pay $2 million into Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, which was created in 2016 to promote the city’s equitable neighborhood development.

https://ascentris.com/sterling-bay-a...fulton-market/
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160 N Morgan will add great height and prescence to that whole area. Love what Fulton Market is becoming
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But now where am I going to go to get my hard kombucha fix?

But in all seriousness, that is going to add some impressive height in that part of the West Loop. It will only be 10 stories shorter than Skybridge, which was itself an eye popping pioneer back in its day. I remember the long and ultimately futile fight WLCO put up against it, even though it was on the other side of their self declared boundary of Halsted. NIMBY tears are my bread and butter.
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FYI that proposal over on Fremont SE of North and Halsted is about to start.

Site is fenced off, Temp power service is set up, revving crane is on site but not set up, and it looks like a heap of (pile of?) piles is on site ready to be driven.

Edit: the project along Blackhawk at Fremont.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2022, 5:02 AM
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FYI that proposal over on Fremont SE of North and Halsted is about to start.

Site is fenced off, Temp power service is set up, revving crane is on site but not set up, and it looks like a heap of (pile of?) piles is on site ready to be driven.

Edit: the project along Blackhawk at Fremont.
what proposal?
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2022, 7:36 AM
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FYI that proposal over on Fremont SE of North and Halsted is about to start.

Site is fenced off, Temp power service is set up, revving crane is on site but not set up, and it looks like a heap of (pile of?) piles is on site ready to be driven.

Edit: the project along Blackhawk at Fremont.
Is it one of these? North or South side of Blackhwawk?

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...h-and-clybourn
https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/7/26...ment-high-rise

via the map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...933338264&z=18
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what proposal?
Surprised you don't know it. It's kind of a Big Deahl.
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Surprised you don't know it. It's kind of a Big Deahl.
Thx
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Yeah, this development:

https://rebusinessonline.com/structu...-at-big-deahl/
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those parking lots need to go
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2022, 4:26 AM
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The Big Deahl project already got new construction building permits for the 10 story and 5 story buildings..
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