Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood could be on track for yet another residential development as a parcel just north of Chase Park has been revealed as a possible townhouse development. The yet-to-be-approved plan calls for 24 new residences.
After three years of planning and construction, Uptown’s newly opened Argyle Streetscape has some users baffled, prompting the city of Chicago to publish an illustrated explanation of how to properly use the revamped thoroughfare.
While visitors to Montrose Beach may not be able to try out simulated surfing any time soon, the north side beach will be the temporary home of the Windy City’s first giant slip-and-slide installation later this month.
Plans to renovate a run-down Montrose Beach concession building into a $2 million dry-land surfing facility is reportedly dead after failing to win the blessing of the Chicago Park District following objections from the city’s community of migratory bird enthusiasts.
A new 9-story, mixed use development for the northeast corner of Broadway and Wilson recently broke cover. The proposal would contain 197 dwelling units, 11,500 square feet of retail, and 41 interior parking stalls.
Today, the City Council voted to approve nearly $16 million in TIFs for the redevelopment of the old Cuneo Hospital site (later Maryville Academy) in Uptown. Thirteen aldermen voted against the plan while 37 voted in favor.
Developer Cedar Street Companies has been busy making a name for itself rehabilitating historic Chicago structures. The firm recently announced plans to convert an Uptown Synagogue and Loop Office building into new housing.
Uptown's Myron Bachman house was strikingly modern when it was first revealed in 1948. However, when the landmark home went up for sale nearly two years ago, buyers were not rushing to make offers on it.
Cedar Street's FLATS Chicago is looking to help a local small business set up shop on the ground floor its historic Lawrence House development coming soon to Uptown. The initiative will provide $100,000 in start-up benefits.
Five development projects will be heard at this month’s City of Chicago Plan Commission meeting according to a recently-released agenda. The proposals range from Pullman to Updown and varies in size between four and 73 stories.
Place-making advocates are pushing for a ground-level makeover to the area below the tracks of the Wilson Red Line stop. Dubbed the Wilson "Underline," the plan envisions a pedestrian corridor of connected green spaces, seating areas, and public art.