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bnk Mar 29, 2020 2:40 AM

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Originally Posted by marothisu (Post 8876168)
I love doing that. There are some places in "River North" that have seen some drastic changes too even moreso. One of my favorites is this:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8955...7i16384!8i8192

Compare that to May 2014.

Sweet ride on Wells St. I recommending taking the view all the way down south until you get under the CTA trains and keep going.

That's just one of many things that make Chicago so unlike other large cities in the USA sans NYC.

harryc Mar 29, 2020 5:00 PM

Limitless Whiskey - Fulton Market
 
Chicago | LimtlessWiskey by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Nicely done small place
RAMEN-SAN Whisky Bar
Limitless Coffee & Tea - Fulton Market

Handro Mar 30, 2020 2:59 PM

Big hole on Western getting filled... 5 story/8 unit res with ground floor retail, currently an old used auto lot. The transformation of Western from like Diversey-Madison is still going strong.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9059...7i16384!8i8192

marothisu Mar 30, 2020 5:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handro (Post 8878655)
Big hole on Western getting filled... 5 story/8 unit res with ground floor retail, currently an old used auto lot. The transformation of Western from like Diversey-Madison is still going strong.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9059...7i16384!8i8192

Unfortunately that plot of land is not where the permit is for. The address is for 1330 N Western. Your camera is pointed on the east side of the street which is reserved for addresses of odd numbers. As 1330 is even, it means you're pointed to the wrong parcel. The real parcel is a smaller lot between 2 buildings on the other side of the street. The parcel just south of there that looks like construction is going on was issued in late June for a new 16 unit + retail building.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9057...7i16384!8i8192

The potentially good news is that the vacant lot you're pointing to was sold in June..

Handro Mar 30, 2020 7:04 PM

Damn! Nice catch--too bad, although good news about the lot being sold

ChiTownWonder Mar 31, 2020 8:46 AM

Garfield Green in Garfield Park moving forward, love to see it. 77 units, only 14 of which are market rate.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/5/16...garfield-green

emathias Mar 31, 2020 10:10 AM

Has anyone watched CNBC's "The Deed"? It features Sean Conlon helping small-time Chicago flippers trying to salvage flipping projects that have turned economically sour. CNBC has a lot of Chicago ties lately. There's that and then the Najarian brothers, especially Jon, who basically lives here and in New York. His brother Pete has lived here before although currently he lives in the Twin Cities.

Anyway, one of "The Deed"'s episodes is about a graystone rehab in Easy Garfield Park. I think if I was buying a home today, I might not for a SFH in EGP instead of the condo I have in River North, even though I do really like my current home in River North. There are some really nice deals in EGP right now for people with a tolerance for some degree of sketchiness. Being a single male, I'd be okay with that as long as I was near an 'L' station for commuting. The home in the show was 2 stories with really high ceilings and gut rehabbed plus a finished basement for just over $400k. The kind of place that would be around a million dollars anywhere on the North Side south of Edgewater.

Toasty Joe Mar 31, 2020 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiTownWonder (Post 8879735)
Garfield Green in Garfield Park moving forward, love to see it. 77 units, only 14 of which are market rate.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/5/16...garfield-green

great news, especially because the city is just launching another C40 competition for a parcel (and park redevelopment) north of Harold Washington Library, and so the GP project moving forward seems to add some legitimacy. Went to the meeting and people were enthusiastic about it.

https://www.c40reinventingcities.org...site-1388.html

Skyguy_7 Mar 31, 2020 12:22 PM

^^I've been seeing previews for The Deed and it is on my list. Sounds like a great show.

Does anyone recall seeing news of this rehab on SSP? I used to pass by "Perfection" on my commute every day for 6 years and am so glad it's being saved. This new building on the East connects to the existing. Looks like they're building a sweet terrace on the roof.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...be4ce1e3_h.jpg

BrinChi Mar 31, 2020 6:14 PM

City Advances 11 Affordable Housing Projects Across the City
 
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/dept...-the-city.html

I tried to find something more about Park Boulevard 3B, 43 W. 36th St.
Anyone see anything for this or others on this list that haven't been brought up here?

harryc Apr 2, 2020 7:11 PM

Connection II | 1661 W Division
 
March 30

Another (the last ?) building going up in the back of the development - just on the edge of the subway tunnel.








harryc Apr 3, 2020 2:46 AM

306 W Erie
 
March 30







ardecila Apr 4, 2020 4:33 AM

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Originally Posted by BrinChi (Post 8880158)
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/dept...-the-city.html

I tried to find something more about Park Boulevard 3B, 43 W. 36th St.
Anyone see anything for this or others on this list that haven't been brought up here?

There won’t be much to see yet. Affordable housing developers don’t typically spend a lot of money on design up front if they’re seeking LIHTC, grants, or other competitive funding. Typically they will do the bare minimum to get control of the project site and entitlements if needed... they will wait until after they are selected to really get the architect going, so none of these projects are at a point where we will see pretty renderings. The only exception is 1850 S Racine, and only because that project needed to secure entitlements in the form of an zoning change so they needed to present something concrete to the alderman and community.

Looking over the list of projects, I’m pretty happy. Virtually all of them are in downtown or downtown adjacent neighborhoods, and/or they are close to rail stations. I think the only non-transit-oriented site is Encuentro Square at the end of the 606, which is far from rail but understandable given the controversies over gentrification over there.

Finally some movement in three of the big CHA wastelands (Roosevelt Square, West Haven, Park Boulevard) which is good to see after these vast areas of land saw virtually no new construction despite the city’s massive building boom. And work is proceeding on the Ickes site as well.

harryc Apr 4, 2020 1:51 PM

Clark / Division
 
March 30

Chicago | Clark / Division by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Clark / Division by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Clark / Division by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

harryc Apr 4, 2020 2:09 PM

State / Division
 
March 30

Cleared and waiting
Chicago by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

the urban politician Apr 4, 2020 3:05 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8884338)

^ I can’t recall, but did this building have these bay windows before? If not, then this is a really nice touch

spyguy Apr 4, 2020 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 8884374)
^ I can’t recall, but did this building have these bay windows before? If not, then this is a really nice touch

They did but they were uglier before.

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8884348)
March 30

Cleared and waiting
Chicago by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Not a huge fan of what they want to put up here, but hopefully this doesn't stay vacant. Perhaps a slight re-design in the meantime wouldn't hurt. Any activity at 12 W Maple?

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8882946)
March 30


Around the corner at 320 W Huron
https://i.imgur.com/CG1yDgM.jpg

harryc Apr 4, 2020 5:33 PM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 8884436)
...snip...
Around the corner at 320 W Huron
https://i.imgur.com/CG1yDgM.jpg

A bit of soil testing - but so far they are just using a corner of the lot for staging for phase I

harryc Apr 4, 2020 10:37 PM

Hyatt Place - 1551 N Ashland
 
March 30








harryc Apr 4, 2020 11:11 PM

2900 block on North ave - Humboldt Park
 
2018



March 30

Now on what was already a vacant lot in 2018....




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