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Old Posted Mar 1, 2022, 2:57 PM
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both of those home depots are packed all day every day, no way to just have one location

further, there is ample vacant and unused property surrounding both locations of home depot so why focus on the property that is highly utilized?
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2022, 5:38 PM
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LOL yeah I think Chicago could support a Home Depot in every neighborhood since pretty much all other hardware stores have closed. As much as it pains me to say that.
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2022, 5:48 PM
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I have zero problems with Home Depot. I have a problem with the suburban format of stores they choose to go with.

Look at the Home Depot in Lincoln Park. Or the one in Manhattan on W 23rd. st. Both are urban format Home Depot's that face the street with no surface lot and has parking in a garage hidden from the street.
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2022, 6:12 PM
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I have zero problems with Home Depot. I have a problem with the suburban format of stores they choose to go with.

Look at the Home Depot in Lincoln Park. Or the one in Manhattan on W 23rd. st. Both are urban format Home Depot's that face the street with no surface lot and has parking in a garage hidden from the street.
I am not sure if those are full-size supporting contractors. I imagine it is eaiser for rentals and all the contractors going in and out to have some degree of surface area
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2022, 2:03 AM
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Even the one down in that weird no-mans land area near the south loop has a better street front presence with only a curbside pick up area and parking on the rooftop. Not that anyone would ever walk around down there but...
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2022, 4:02 PM
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I have zero problems with Home Depot. I have a problem with the suburban format of stores they choose to go with.

Look at the Home Depot in Lincoln Park. Or the one in Manhattan on W 23rd. st. Both are urban format Home Depot's that face the street with no surface lot and has parking in a garage hidden from the street.
picturing a contractor buying 100 sheets of drywall from that Lincoln Park location is somewhat amusing....
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 2:06 AM
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picturing a contractor buying 100 sheets of drywall from that Lincoln Park location is somewhat amusing....
Haha, I know right? And I'm speaking as someone who doesn't own a car but has rented a truck before to pick up lumber. No way you're gonna street park that and carry hundreds of pounds of building material down the block or navigate up a steep parking garage. I know this because I've tried.

The Lincoln Park or Manhattan stores are rare exceptions. There's enough population density where they can justify a lite store format to be profitable Their building material section is like the size of my condo and is for the smallest of remodeling projects.

Please no one suggest curbside pickup. I wouldn't trust anyone who would just deliver a warped stack of 2 x 4's.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 5:23 AM
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That South Loop Home Depot is always packed with people. The area is a substantive retail corridor for a large part of the Chinatown, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, and South Loop. I'm there often. Hardly a no-man's-land.


It also does a fantastic job of blending the suburban footprint, often associated with Home Depot stores, with rooftop parking. The shop straddles the street offer tons of parking, yet avoids creating "Greyfield Surface Making Lot." Win/Win.



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Even the one down in that weird no-mans land area near the south loop has a better street front presence with only a curbside pick up area and parking on the rooftop. Not that anyone would ever walk around down there but...
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 2:30 PM
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New Lincoln Yards rendering found on a LinkedIn page:



I believe the high-rise designs are just placeholder/massing models. I don't think those designs will be finalized until those later project phases get closer to reality.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 3:18 PM
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^If 1/4th of that actually gets built it will be a gamechanger.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 4:15 PM
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^If 1/4th of that actually gets built it will be a gamechanger.
Well, all of the low and mid-rise buildings in the foreground are already either under construction (the one at the bottom), or approved or actively planned as part of the current project phases, so it is well on its way, for sure.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 6:40 PM
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^If 1/4th of that actually gets built it will be a gamechanger.
I know you are speaking in hyperbole, but if only 1/4 gets built then it will be a shit outcome, unable to support any decent retail and the developer will probably scale back on parks and amenities and fill in with townhomes.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 7:12 PM
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I don't know, guys, the whole layout seems too sterile.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 8:59 PM
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2022, 11:00 PM
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I don't know, guys, the whole layout seems too sterile.
"sterile" >> the wasteland of warehouses that was there before. I 100% support this project and anticipating the types of retail that will enter this area. The whole Elston/Clybourn corridor needs this treatment. I understand land near the river wasn't valuable in the past but its valuable now.

Plus this creates a whole nother skyline for the NW side. Remember those high rises are just placeholder designs.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2022, 12:38 AM
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I don't know, guys, the whole layout seems too sterile.
Everything but the steelyard portion is just filler, it'll be much better once actually designed.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2022, 2:31 AM
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I don't know, guys, the whole layout seems too sterile.
A little but it's still much better than what's there today. We were in this area the last 3 weekends and then some for furniture shopping for our upcoming new place. Each time we'd pass this site it's just hard to ignore how sparse and a wasteland 75% of it is now.

I agree with the poster who said even if 1/4 of that is built it's a gamechanger. I think it will be anyway and it'll cause a whole flood of investment there if successful.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2022, 2:17 PM
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I guess that rendering is.... fine? I don't know it seems so derivative at this point. shiny glass midrises with green roofs and a river walk yadda yada yadda kinda just looks like the west loop stuff

dont get me wrong, I'm all for it, and will I benefit greatly from it getting built, its just not exciting anymore
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2022, 3:27 PM
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I guess that rendering is.... fine? I don't know it seems so derivative at this point. shiny glass midrises with green roofs and a river walk yadda yada yadda kinda just looks like the west loop stuff

dont get me wrong, I'm all for it, and will I benefit greatly from it getting built, its just not exciting anymore
I agree. It's nice to get some density in this area but I don't see this becoming a popular hub for anyone that doesn't work or live there. It's a mixed-use Lakeshore East.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2022, 3:27 PM
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The way I look at this project is a way to help bridge the neighborhoods to the East and the ones to the west of the Kennedy. Having lived in Logan Sq. for a month now, this area is almost a buffer between LP/LV and Logan Sq., Wicker Park. That's my take at least.
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