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Old Posted Oct 11, 2019, 11:24 PM
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Ugh! That old photo of The Bankers Building has the old Chicago Federal Building in it-- IMO THE biggest demolition mistake in Chicago's history.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 1:47 AM
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 2:08 AM
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 2:19 AM
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 1:43 PM
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Nice picture Harry.

But man, I hate this building. It's chintzy and feels like it was plucked out of a soulless suburban office park.

Bike path is cool, though, wish it was there when I lived in Chicago.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 2:42 PM
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^ would of been great if the that proposed development a few years back which included knocking down the realtor building..expanding the plaza and building a 90 plus story building on the huge lot behind it came to fruition... they were going for Chicago's version of Rockefeller center i believe... would of be interesting to see
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 4:48 PM
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^Agreed on both counts! I passionately hate his building. I hope something tall gets built behind it in that huge parking lot some day.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 5:59 PM
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Was there ever a loose rendition or a massing study for that previous proposal, I can't recall?
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2019, 6:58 PM
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Agreed, this building is horrendous, especially as a neighbor to the beautiful Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower.
Especially bad is the signage... please tell me that blue logo at the top is temporary. It looks to be painted on the glass?
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2019, 8:28 PM
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^^^ It's the National Association of Realtors...

A more tasteless assemblage of humans has never occurred at any other time in human history.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2019, 4:34 AM
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The Realtors Building was once a beautiful mid century modern -

https://i.imgur.com/4WTciWe.jpg

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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 12:14 PM
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A few new zoning applications:


1) Proposal to replace this 1 story building + parking lot at 1848-1858 S Racine (near 18th Street) in Pilsen with a 5 story, 37 unit building with 31 parking spaces. Max height of 58 feet.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/18...!4d-87.6566687

2) Proposal to replace this bad looking vacant lot at 1801 W Grand (Grand & Wood) with a 4 story, 20 unit building with ground floor commercial space and 20 parking spaces. 50 feet tall

https://www.google.com/maps/place/18...8!4d-87.672179

3) Proposal to replace a surface parking lot at 6632-58 W North Ave in Galewood with a new 4 story 59 unit building with 90 indoor parking spaces

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9090...7i16384!8i8192

4) Proposal to replace a vacant lot at 4930-5004 W 44th St with a school campus for the "Academy for Global Citizenship". To include "seasonal and learning gardens, orchards, greenhouse, and 'farm' areas, compositing, barn, and livestock areas, bee keeping and produce sales." Also 8 dwelling units and 23 parking spaces.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8130...7i16384!8i8192

Their website: https://agcchicago.org/

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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 6:28 PM
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A few new zoning applications:


1) Proposal to replace this 1 story building + parking lot at 1848-1858 S Racine (near 18th Street) in Pilsen with a 5 story, 37 unit building with 31 parking spaces. Max height of 58 feet.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/18...!4d-87.6566687
This was a building proposed by The Resurrection Project. It's 100% affordable housing, but the neighbors said it "looked like gentrification" so they came out in force against it. Then the developer chopped a floor off and switched from black to red brick, and nobody was really any happier...

I guess they'd be fine if the developer planned to build 4 3-flats, but then we'd only get 12 units of affordable housing instead of 37, and no elevator to make it easier for disabled people and seniors. I wish our leaders were honest with the community about the trade-offs in any development project, and the need to grow the housing supply, instead of selling the fiction that there's a "magic bullet" to gentrification that will keep everybody in their apartments forever with perfect maintenance and no rent increases. No alderman is really great at explaining these trade-offs, but Pawar did a decent job when he was alderman.

Supposedly the developer is teaming up with Skender to do this with modular construction, but I'll believe it when I see it. More likely it ends up being conventional construction.
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This was a building proposed by The Resurrection Project. It's 100% affordable housing, but the neighbors said it "looked like gentrification" so they came out in force against it. Then the developer chopped a floor off and switched from black to red brick, and nobody was really any happier...

I guess they'd be fine if the developer planned to build 4 3-flats, but then we'd only get 12 units of affordable housing instead of 37, and no elevator to make it easier for disabled people and seniors. I wish our leaders were honest with the community about the trade-offs in any development project, and the need to grow the housing supply, instead of selling the fiction that there's a "magic bullet" to gentrification that will keep everybody in their apartments forever with perfect maintenance and no rent increases. No alderman is really great at explaining these trade-offs, but Pawar did a decent job when he was alderman.

Supposedly the developer is teaming up with Skender to do this with modular construction, but I'll believe it when I see it. More likely it ends up being conventional construction.
Lol, what the hell do they want? TRP is a decent affordable housing developer. Things are getting crazy stupid in Chicago.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 11:01 PM
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 11:38 PM
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Building permit issued yesterday to add 4 floors onto the 2 story commercial building at 2353 S Wentworth in Chinatown for a new hotel. This was written about in May 2018 - plans back then called for 168 rooms. I assume plans are still about the same

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/arti...168-room-hotel


And speaking of Chinatown, looks like the first restaurant in the new retail "mall" at 2300 S Archer got a permit to build out. This one is for "BBQ House" linked to Naperville.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 1:30 AM
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 2:02 AM
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