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wierdaaron Dec 6, 2014 8:03 PM

Grant Park Skate Park's skate facilities are now open. Here's a look:

Video Link


Appears that the rest of the park (the grass area and hundreds of trees) probably are on hold until spring.

Cue the comments about gang banger street hoods in the park.

J_M_Tungsten Dec 6, 2014 10:41 PM

That looks awesome!

ardecila Dec 7, 2014 12:32 AM

Cool. I love how they integrated the old stone retaining wall. It looks a little barren right now but it looked like they were planning to put in some trees... hopefully they pay a little extra money for 3" trees so they grow in sooner.

spyguy Dec 7, 2014 6:26 PM

Mega Mall redevelopment
 
Looks like there might be a residential component after all.

218 units, 110K sf retail, 387 parking spots

http://i62.tinypic.com/28mcj79.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/hwbhow.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2ik4ccl.jpg

the urban politician Dec 7, 2014 7:11 PM

Re: Mega Mall development

Hell. The. Fuck. Yeah.

streetline Dec 7, 2014 7:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 6834562)
Looks like there might be a residential component after all.

218 units, 110K sf retail, 387 parking spots
...

387 parking spots seems excessive, although I'm guessing the residential requirement takes up all but 69 of those spaces. This place is ~1050 feet from the Logan Square Blue Line, so the usual 1:1 parking ratio is annoyingly high. It's too bad the p-street portion of Milwaukee in that area is only north of the square.

But other than that, this seems like a big improvement. It even seems like most of the second and third story street frontage in that rendering is human occupied space rather than garage, so if that's right at least they're handling all of that parking well. I wonder what it looks like from the other side or from above.

Rizzo Dec 7, 2014 7:42 PM

Wow this proposal looks great!

Randomguy34 Dec 7, 2014 10:11 PM

Wow, I'm impressed. It looks like we're going to expect even more than 1,500 new units in Logan Square in the coming years. Milwaukee is going to truly be different in 5-10 years.

LouisVanDerWright Dec 7, 2014 10:18 PM

^^^ Oh yes, there are far more than 1,500 units in the works for the Milwaukee corridor. I know of at least two more TOD proposals that haven't been announced yet including a particularly awesome project (not for it's scale, but for it's quality/importance) that will really rustle everyone's jimmies. Exciting times for the NW side.

Busy Bee Dec 7, 2014 10:31 PM

https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net...948_1817_n.jpg
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marothisu Dec 7, 2014 11:08 PM

God that looks 1 million times better than what's there already. Please let that residential stick. Pleaaaseeee. Looks good.

UPChicago Dec 7, 2014 11:41 PM

That looks amazing but I'll hold my breath, hopefully this one don't meet the scalpel like basically every major development in recent history. lol

aaron38 Dec 8, 2014 1:06 AM

There's a pretty good sized hole now at the NE corner of Belmont and Ashland. Remind me, is there a render for that project?

Also, at California and Diversey they're clearing a big lot. What's that?

ChiTownWonder Dec 8, 2014 2:32 AM

Mega Mall Redevelopment
 
Nice and urban, love it!!!:worship:

were these the original plans? if so huge improvement?
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...-mega-mall.php

stevevance Dec 8, 2014 2:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 6830888)


I added a Charts feature to Chicago Cityscape so you can track building permits (for new construction only right now) citywide or in any neighborhood or community area.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/...d0439d06_n.jpg
Charts: New feature on Chicago Cityscape by Steven Vance, on Flickr

stevevance Dec 8, 2014 2:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 6834958)
Also, at California and Diversey they're clearing a big lot. What's that?

It's going to be a two-story fitness center.

Rizzo Dec 8, 2014 2:37 AM

I live 2 blocks from the Belmont Ashland site and haven't heard anything. Only rumor was a Target Express of sorts and a residential component. Hopefully the developer will push for something big there. I want to see something at least 10 stories. And because it's a big site....hell it's even got its parking deck.....a tower portion could go up against the streets and step back toward the neighborhoods.

Tom Servo Dec 8, 2014 5:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 6834562)
Looks like there might be a residential component after all.

218 units, 110K sf retail, 387 parking spots


Looks nice enough. The massive impact this will have on traffic is a bit concerning though...

This extends all the way from Logan down to Sacramento?

Never mind. I see the plans on the link... thanks.

Tom Servo Dec 8, 2014 5:25 AM

http://www.sierraus.com/wp-content/u...1_Birdseye.jpg
www.sierraus.com

Really not a fan of how much traffic this will create. The city should really consider removing street parking between Logan and Division and expanding it to 4 lanes across. The traffic along Milwaukee is already absurd.

oshkeoto Dec 8, 2014 5:51 AM

^ I have to say, as someone who lives two blocks from there, the traffic on Milwaukee seems pretty normal.


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