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Old Posted Oct 17, 2021, 3:49 AM
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Question for everybody, what is the general consensus on this riverside project so far? You guys like the riverwalk/park, the buildings, or just the general infill?
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Question for everybody, what is the general consensus on this riverside project so far? You guys like the riverwalk/park, the buildings, or just the general infill?
I love that riverwalk. Not that many people seem to know about it yet but that's alright by me!
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2021, 2:26 PM
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It's going to look pretty tall here next to its neighbors. And it'll obscure a lot of River City so it will eventually become something you discover on river / walking tours.
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Very exciting to see the canyonization of the south branch continue. At this far south, and right up on the river bank, the Reed will be pretty prominent.

Thanks for the pics, Solar!
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River City looks like it could use a power washing.
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River City looks like it could use a power washing.
Agreed!
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River City looks like it could use a power washing.
That’s just what exposed concrete looks like after a while. One reason I’m not a big fan of it. Has anyone ever seen the results of power washing it? Does it even work?
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Walking in the central Loop, you always see an odd and abrupt end to the density looking southward when you are west of State St (due to Crapborn Park). Recently I noticed that you are beginning to see the Riverline project visually extend the cityscape southward from that vantage point, which is refreshing
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Walking in the central Loop, you always see an odd and abrupt end to the density looking southward when you are west of State St (due to Crapborn Park). Recently I noticed that you are beginning to see the Riverline project visually extend the cityscape southward from that vantage point, which is refreshing
Especially from Wacker.
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Not much that can be done with the Wacker view however. The river bends eastwards south of 290 and the view corridor is dominated by lowrise industrial/warehousing, railyards and other uses that aren't going anywhere anytime soon (ala the huge USPS facility). Short of building a highrise where the Carrier Annex is on the OPO property, that vantage will remain an open view corridor for a long time.

Dearborn Park, on the other hand, can be ultimately remedied. Just a matter of time as land values continue to climb.
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Dearborn Park, on the other hand, can be ultimately remedied. Just a matter of time as land values continue to climb.
I hope. Dearborn Park sits on a real estate goldmine and is too valuable for some car centric 2 story townhomes.
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I hope. Dearborn Park sits on a real estate goldmine and is too valuable for some car centric 2 story townhomes.
Agreed. The worst part isn't merely the low density nature of much of this development (outside of a few condo buildings in DPI along State and Polk), but the inward suburban-esque gated community nature of it all, with limited access to the rest of the city.

This development is aging, and as time goes on, the cost of rehabbing/remodeling/maintenance will make selling look a lot more attractive to the owners.

Give it a decade or two.
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Walking in the central Loop, you always see an odd and abrupt end to the density looking southward when you are west of State St (due to Crapborn Park). Recently I noticed that you are beginning to see the Riverline project visually extend the cityscape southward from that vantage point, which is refreshing
Interestingly I often make a similar observation of my 19 mo olds bum checks. There's often a red rashy area on the South side of his downtown known as "crap-burn park" if he hasn't been wiped recently enough.
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Agreed. The worst part isn't merely the low density nature of much of this development (outside of a few condo buildings in DPI along State and Polk), but the inward suburban-esque gated community nature of it all, with limited access to the rest of the city.

This development is aging, and as time goes on, the cost of rehabbing/remodeling/maintenance will make selling look a lot more attractive to the owners.

Give it a decade or two.
Yes......the owners will slowly die off.....the buildings will age and rot......they will be forced to sell!!

Buahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
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Yes......the owners will slowly die off.....the buildings will age and rot......they will be forced to sell!!

Buahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
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