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Chicago Development News

News, maps, photo galleries, and essays detailing Chicago's development boom, including information on proposals for the West Loop, Lakeshore East, Wolf Point, River North, and other areas.

In River North, stalled condo project turns to apartment-style hotel rooms

The five-story proposal replaces earlier plans for a skinny 12-story tower.

A new streetscape in megadevelopment The 78 sets a standard for safe design

The Wells-Wentworth Connector prioritizes walking and biking over driving

New lobby, rooftop of Johnson Publishing building note history of Chicago landmark

Residents can catch rays under the iconic Jet and Ebony sign

Wells-Wentworth Connector streetscape prioritizes bike and pedestrian with lighting and landscaping

Bikers are protected by a double parkway

Art Institute hires Barcelona-based architects for new master plan

Barozzi/Veiga is dreaming big for the Chicago museum

Uber expands its headquarters at Chicago’s Old Post Office

Plus, it shows public transit routes in its app

Massive Starbucks preserves architectural details of Mag Mile Crate & Barrel store

Crate & Barrel’s Gordon Segal helped design of the giant Reserve Roastery

Gold Coast apartment tower with 368 units doesn’t get approval from alderman

The 39-story apartment proposal "missed the mark on all counts," said Alderman Brian Hopkins

Cook County Hospital rehab awarded $3 million in state tax credits

The Beaux Arts building project moves forward with the redevelopment

A higher tax on luxury real estate sales is one of Lightfoot’s new revenue solutions

Lightfoot’s administration is committed to a graduated real estate transfer tax

Apartment tower pitched for rare undeveloped site on Lake Shore Drive

The prime Lakeview location offers unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.

Woodlawn’s new coffee shop teaches residents about sustainability, green neighborhoods

The Green Living Room will have energy efficiency trainings, live performances, and a coffee bar

Delay could have cost Lincoln Yards $1.3B in TIF money, report finds

The controversial project barely qualified for its massive taxpayer subsidies.

Logan Square’s Hollander building poised for office revival

Developer GW Properties feels it is in a unique position to bring new commercial tenants to the neighborhood.

How Chicago’s alley system could be a creative space

Alleys keep the city clean, but could they also be spaces for art studios and bike shops?

Officials begin plans to develop vacant corridor near 95th Street terminal

Transit-oriented development could boost the economic growth on the South Side

Developer pitches plan for 500 West Loop apartments near Union Park

The units would be spread across two sites along Randolph Street.

CEO of Chicago Housing Authority abruptly resigns

Eugene Jones is credited with turning around housing authorities and has 35 years of experience in the industry

Lincoln Park senior housing complex tapped for mixed-income expansion

The project would add nearly 100 units and new amenities to the CHA Edith Spurlock Apartments.

Affordable modular apartments pitched for vacant Pilsen corner

The six-story design calls for 45 units, a community mural, and 31 parking spaces.

In Streeterville, Harry Weese condos tapped for hotel conversion

The 1956 building features a mix of midcentury design and classic Chicago School architecture.

Get a peek at the $7.6M Tribune Tower condo

Soaring ceiling heights and dramatic Gothic windows

River North office building with moving ‘kinetic wall’ clears key vote

Zoning approval for the proposal at 301 W. Huron was one of several measures passed by the Plan Commission.

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The 78: Related’s massive south branch megadevelopment

The latest news and updates regarding the transformative riverfront project.

Old warehouses in Humboldt Park revived as 6-acre creative office campus

Ratio Architects is the designer for Humboldt Lit

Investors eye Lake Point Tower for deconversion from condos to rentals

The deal—estimated at $600 million—will require the majority of owners to agree to the sale.

Three takeaways from city’s casino survey results

Residents are mostly optimistic

Chicago casino will struggle to attract developers, study says

High taxes, low profits and unfavorable sites could keep potential operators away.

Chicago water taxi expanding fleet to serve riverfront megaprojects

The new vessel will eventually bring commuters to developments like Lincoln Yards and The 78.

Salvation Army puts big River West complex up for sale

The site is located just steps from the massive River District megadevelopment.

Tribune Media’s River District interests buyers as potential casino site

The 37-acre waterfront site went up for sale in February

Urban designer and educator will lead Chicago’s planning and development

Maurice Cox was appointed as the Commissioner of Planning and Development

Developer plans River North office tower at site of stalled condos

The project is one of three commercial buildings North Wells Capital wants to build in the immediate area.

Union Station food hall, new Clinton Street entrance moves forward

Amtrak wants to open the new dining and retail complex next year.

Landmarked Ukrainian Village church starts new life as high-end condos

Units in the 114-year-old fromer St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church start at $580K.

Chicago streamlines process that ‘hampered’ developers ability to build affordable housing

Obtaining affordable housing tax credit will be clearer for developers

Mixed-use development in Belmont Cragin gets icy reception

The proposal calls for 146 apartments, retail, and parking for 240 cars.

Moody Bible Institute lists 10 acres of prime land

With a zoning change, the downtown parcel could support up to 5.3 million square feet of new development.

Two apartment towers, office building pitched for hot West Loop

The "Amylu Collection" would transform both sides of Lake Street between May and Racine.