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SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 2:03 AM

1 North Dearborn
 
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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8812511)

Nice shot.

August 25, 2017



More lively in the summer.

SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 3:00 AM

EVEQ West Loop - 14 N Bishop
 
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SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 3:03 AM

Warren Apartments - 3 N Ashland & 1533 W Warren
 
January 27, 2020





Minor change request for PD No. 1417, Warren Apts. at 3 N. Ashland Ave.
http://gisapps.chicago.gov/gisimages/zoning_pds/PD1417.pdf

Affordable apartments ready to rise next to Union Park
https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/2/26/18241453/construction-apartments-affordable-housing-near-west-side

SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 3:03 AM

104 S Laflin & 128 S Laflin
 
January 27, 2020


SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 3:04 AM

1220 W Jackson
 
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SolarWind Jan 28, 2020 3:05 AM

West Loop Collection : 210-240 S Green
 
January 27, 2020


gandalf612 Jan 29, 2020 12:31 AM

Interesting... we might be getting an Atari hotel

https://chicago.eater.com/2020/1/28/...ant-arcade-bar

west-town-brad Jan 29, 2020 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 8813281)
January 27, 2020



Minor change request for PD No. 1417, Warren Apts. at 3 N. Ashland Ave.
http://gisapps.chicago.gov/gisimages/zoning_pds/PD1417.pdf

Affordable apartments ready to rise next to Union Park
https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/2/26/18241453/construction-apartments-affordable-housing-near-west-side

Love this 3-flat-ish building design. I have to say some more-recent affordable housing developments feature great design.

Handro Jan 29, 2020 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by west-town-brad (Post 8814627)
Love this 3-flat-ish building design. I have to say some more-recent affordable housing developments feature great design.

Also love this big intersection getting filled out.

Busy Bee Jan 29, 2020 3:19 PM

I'd like it better if it looked like the first floor wasn't sitting on slab. Never been a fan of residential that has no change in elevation from street to door. Blur your eyes and tell me it wouldn't look better raised 6'-10'.

k1052 Jan 29, 2020 4:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 8814645)
I'd like it better if it looked like the first floor wasn't sitting on slab. Never been a fan of residential that has no change in elevation from street to door. Blur your eyes and tell me it wouldn't look better raised 6'-10'.

I think I prefer this approach than a bunch of nearly permanently vacant retail space with papered over windows.

Busy Bee Jan 29, 2020 5:16 PM

^Plus there's no reason the architect couldn't be creative enough to have a split level ground floor where a "garden level" that doesn't exceed the depth of say the frost line could be quite useful to occupants.

Jim in Chicago Jan 29, 2020 5:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 8814645)
I'd like it better if it looked like the first floor wasn't sitting on slab. Never been a fan of residential that has no change in elevation from street to door. Blur your eyes and tell me it wouldn't look better raised 6'-10'.

I wonder if this has something to do with ADA requirements for affordable housing.

ChiPlanner Jan 29, 2020 5:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 8814784)
^Plus there's no reason the architect couldn't be creative enough to have a split level ground floor where a "garden level" that doesn't exceed the depth of say the frost line could be quite useful to occupants.

Though I completely agree with you, this is due to universal design considerations. Elevate the structure and now you find yourself putting in ramps at every entrance- either eating into your lobby or pushing this building in particular back from the lot-line.

Steely Dan Jan 29, 2020 5:56 PM

^ yep, pull the ground floor 6' above grade, and then you gotta figure out how to shoehorn in 72 linear feet of ramp at each egress point.

Busy Bee Jan 29, 2020 6:03 PM

That's probably right.

k1052 Jan 29, 2020 6:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8814836)
^ yep, pull the ground floor 6' above grade, and then you gotta figure out how to shoehorn in 72 linear feet of ramp at each egress point.

I was suspecting this was the case.

Tom In Chicago Jan 29, 2020 7:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gandalf612 (Post 8814243)
Interesting... we might be getting an Atari hotel

https://chicago.eater.com/2020/1/28/...ant-arcade-bar

Yeah. . . saw that yesterday and almost reported it, but hesitated because I wasn't sure about how real this is. . . probably just a licencing deal. . . more from the Trib:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...uuq-story.html

https://www.chicagotribune.com/resiz...XIIYPUIZBA.jpg

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Originally Posted by Chicago Tribune
A gamer haven: Chicago will be home to an Atari-themed hotel
Atari announced this week a deal with GSD Group to build hotels, like the one rendered here, in major cities that use the video game brand as a lodging and hospitality theme. (Atari)

Chicago residents who grew up with Atari, the video game company known for arcade brands like Asteroids and Pong as well as a home game console, will have a chance to relive those memories in a theme hotel coming to Chicago.

Atari announced this week a deal with GSD Group to build hotels in major cities centered around the iconic brand. The first location will be built in Phoenix, with additional hotels in Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Texas and San Jose, California.

GSD Group CEO Shelly Murphy said the firm, along with Napoleon Smith III, producer of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film franchise reboot, will be in charge of hotel development and design. Atari announced Friday that it finalized a licensing agreement with GSD Group and True North Studio, a Phoenix-based commercial real estate developer. The agreement entitles Atari to 5% of hotel revenues, according to an earlier news release from Atari.

. . .

ardecila Jan 29, 2020 7:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 8814844)
That's probably right.

Yeah, this site is pretty tight. I don't really see a better way to provide the required accessible units, especially considering the explicit social goals of the developer (Heartland Alliance) to house disabled persons.

I agree, though, ground-floor units are really a bad idea on a huge street like Ashland, esp. in an area with lots of pedestrian traffic. I wouldn't want to be the guy in that ground-floor unit when Pitchfork is sending thousands of drunk 20-somethings down that sidewalk.

Busy Bee Jan 29, 2020 8:05 PM

I wouldn't want to be the ground floor tenant in a building like that ever. It would be like living in a storefront.


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