Development

Wicker Park's North West Tower building update and has Grupo Habita named their new hotel?

Date: 
06/05/2014
NWTwrTease

This image, put out as a marketing teaser, had some people believing that Grupo Habita had given a name to what will be their Chicago property in Wicker Park's North West Tower complex, 1600 to 1628 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Want to be a first time home buyer? Illinois loan program could help

Date: 
04/09/2014
Happyhouse

A new Welcome Home Illinois loan program was just announced by Governor Quinn. The program provides $7,500 in down-payment assistance with an interest rate as low as 3.99 percent for a secure, 30-year fixed rate mortgage. 

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Grupo Habita is the hotel operator for Wicker Park's new North West Tower complex

Date: 
03/20/2014
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Grupo Habita will be operating the new  hotel complex in the North West Tower Building at North and Milwaukee Avenues by Damen Ave., as revealed during the Chicago Planning Commission meeting Thurs., Mar. 20 in the City Council Chambers.

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Evening of Q & A for Trader Joe's and Smithfield…and then?

Date: 
03/05/2014
TJProp

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School, 1148 N. Honore St. was the scene for rounds of questions and answers about putting a Trader Joe's (TJ) grocery store on Division St.

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Why a Trader Joe's on Division Street?

Date: 
03/04/2014
BSmith

During the LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School Local School, 1148 N. Honore St., meeting W. Harris "Bill" Smith, Smithfield Properties, LLC, explained about replacing an agreed on use of 1811 to 1825 W. Division. 

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Smithfield changes game plan for Miller Lumber site: Trader Joe's on Division St.?

Date: 
03/01/2014
PropTraderJoe

The latest proposal from W. Harris "Bill" Smith (Smithfield Properties LLC) for the former Miller Lumber site, 1815 W. Division St., is for a Trader Joe's in a 3-story building. A meeting about the new plans will be presented to the Local School Council (LSC) and community on Mon., Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. in LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School, 1148 N. Honore St. 

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Challenges and opportunities of change: residential and commercial building development in West Town

Date: 
01/10/2014
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With the economy on the uptick, the entire area covered by Our Urban Times has begun to get more proposed construction projects.

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East Village Assn. Board asks developer to build to long term community need not current demand…he replies…community answers

Date: 
12/04/2013
1515-17HaddonRendering

With the intent to build a Transit Oriented Development (TOD)* at 1515-17 N. Haddon, Mark Sutherland presented plans for a six-story building with 45 units to the East Village Association's (EVA) Board on Nov. 11. Based on feedback, Sutherland changed the plans and on Mon., Dec. 3, EVA members voted on the project at their meeting in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. 

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Boutique hotel to anchor North West Tower building complex after renovation, repurposing and construction in Wicker Park

Date: 
10/18/2013
TowerElevation

A hotel operator who specializes in boutique hotels and whose largest property has 56 rooms is expected to be the facilities operator after the renovation and re-purposing of Wicker Park's North West Tower and Hollander Fireproof Warehouse buildings is complete,

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Goal of CGNA and Alderman Moreno: Planning Grand Avenue development

Date: 
08/03/2013
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The Chicago Grand Neighbors Association (CGNA) and 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno convened a meeting to begin laying out some issues regarding the Grand Ave. corridor development,

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Two community meetings about Lathrop Homes scheduled for this week

Date: 
07/27/2013
LkngSToWest

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has scheduled a public meeting about the redevelopment of Julia C. Lathrop Homes on Tues., July 30, at 6 p.m. in the New Life Community Church, 2958 N Damen. The night before, Alderman Waguespack, 32nd Ward Alderman, has scheduled a meeting to discuss the process, plan, and next steps for Mon., July 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bucktown/Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Ultimately Green: Green Exchange is LEED Platinum Certified in Logan Square

Date: 
06/13/2013
GreenExchng

The greenest of the green certifications is Platinum and the Green Exchange (Gx), 2545 W.

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St. John Church and School redevelopment in Ukrainian Village is moving forward

Date: 
05/23/2013
WaltonYoyne

St. John Church and School, located on the corner of Walton St. and Hoyne Ave. (913-25 N.) is being developed by Mokin Development, who purchased the site in February. The architect is Orest Baranyk, Baranyk Associates, Ltd. 

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Billion dollar apartment investor buys Bucktown property

Date: 
05/16/2013
1845NWestern

Purchasing 1845 N. Western Ave. appears to be part of Laramar Groups' 2011 strategy to focus on Chicago neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Lakeview and now Bucktown. 

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Moreno and Fritchey have uncomfortable exchange at CGNA development meeting: Residents say "NO"

Date: 
05/14/2013
CentralState

Updated:
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Domus Group, LLC,  1746 W. Division St., proposed to a group of residents that they wish to build 8 totally residential buildings on property zoned commercial.

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Grand Ave. new home of an instant building in West Town

Date: 
02/06/2013
01Crane

Had the weather been more cooperative, there would have been an 8,000 square foot building sitting there by nightfall.

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City leaders need to step up and lead, CHA has its own agenda for Lathrop Homes

Date: 
01/17/2013
MillerMorenoFine

"The CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) has its own agenda [for Lathrop Homes] and they have a less than stiller bedside manner," said Jonathan Fine, Executive Director, Preservation Chicago,

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Lathrop Homes Redevelopment plans head back to the drawing board amid much public skepticism

Date: 
11/28/2012
LathropPhotoAccording to Lathrop Community Partners* (LCP) members who co-hosted the redevelopment open houses, in New Life Community Church, 2958 N. Damen Ave., for the Julia C.
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Results of Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Open House Saturday can impact many communities on Chicago's near northwest side

Date: 
11/16/2012
jensJensen

What started in 2008 regarding the redevelopment of Julia C. Lathrop Homes at Damen, Diversey and Clybourn has been going through twists and turns in the last year. Many communities will be impacted by this project and many people are concerned. On Sat., Nov.

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Division Street developments are on the move

Date: 
11/13/2012
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UPDATE: See below.

Two large projects which have been under discussion and compromise between the developers, community groups and 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno for a long time are finally on the move along Division Street.

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