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Dense River West Development Finally Moving Forward

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There has been some uncertainty regarding the long planned development for 500 N Milwaukee ever since it was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission over a year ago, however the Architect's Newspaper reported over the weekend that developer Akara Partners officially broke ground on the 14 story project last Saturday. Designed by Pappageorge Haymes, the two-building project will bring 227 residential units with 88 parking spaces reserved for residential tenants and about another dozen for retail tenants. The project has exchanged hands between various developers in the last couple of years and has also been rendered at least a few times. However, what we're seeing today is very likely what we will get. But first, the stretch of long-vacant buildings on the property will have to be demolished.

·Dense residential development headed for long-blighted Chicago corner [A/N]
·500 N Milwaukee Avenue is Still Waiting for Action [Curbed Chicago]
·Mapping the Development Boom Along Milwaukee Avenue [Curbed Chicago]