The Curbed Cup, Curbed Chicago's annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, is kicking off with eight (quarter)finalists, who will square off in a series of one-on-one matchups. Voting for each matchup will be open for 24 hours, or until the next matchup is posted. Let the voting begin! (And no cheatin'!)
For the final act of Curbed Cup 2010's first round we present you with two worthy opponents: Logan Square and West Town. Much of what qualifies these neighborhoods to even be in the tournament are cultural attractions (restaurants & bars) and solid real estate markets, because aside from single-family home construction, neither 'hood has seen much new development in the past year. However, a few new projects are on the horizon. In Logan Square, the Sachs Building at the corner of Milwaukee and Diversey will be converted into lofts and an art center; the Green Exchange got a new tenant; and the plaza will get a facelift. In West Town / Noble Square, the St. Boniface church is set to become a senior living facility. Logan Square gets an edge in bike fashion, too, as you're more likely to find one of those double-bike thingies circling the square than anywhere else in town.