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River Forest = Harlem and Chicago

Not very tall, but very dense, assisted living IIRC. Across the s street from some very old family owned businesses ( Dressel's Ace and Petersen Ice Cream ) 3 blocks to the FLW studio and center.

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Riber Forest - Harlem and Chicago

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A Naperville redevelopment site

From Construction Trucks YouTube page
"This Kmart was located in Naperville, Illinois on Ogden Rd. The entire shopping plaza is going to be demolished and a Costco is going to be built"
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^ just an FYI, this thread is specifically for high-rise & urban-oriented developments in chicago's burbs, not regular old bog standard suburban-oriented projects like a new costco.
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I enjoyed hearing the excitement of the kids during the demolition though!
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Long-stalled Skokie apartment project back on track
Securing financing for big apartment developments is harder than it was pre-COVID, but a strong suburban housing market is working in developer John Murphy's favor.
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Chicago developer John Murphy is jump-starting a stalled 12-story apartment project in downtown Skokie after securing a $38.5 million construction loan for the building.

Murphy took control of the 153-unit development at 8000 N. Lincoln Ave. at what seemed like a bad time: In April, during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The stock market had just crashed, the economy was in lockdown and lenders were in no mood to finance big, risky real estate projects.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...ect-back-track
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Haven't seen it posted here yet, but the new Will County courthouse in downtown Joliet was completed in early October; on time, under budget and looks quite nice; hopefully it spurs additional development in downtown Joliet:



https://www.chicagotribune.com/subur...3ti-story.html

I think there is so so much potential in smaller cities like Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Rockford and Peoria; Joliet and Aurora are still growing, so it seems like there is definitely demand, while Peoria and Elgin are relatively flat. All are river cities, and I think a potential resurgence in Illinois' population could hopefully happen in those cities, as much as it would in Cook and DuPage counties.
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Peoria is disconnected from the Chicago economy, I don't see it rebounding without Cat. The only small Midwest cities that are doing well are those with a major corporate presence or a flagship university. Obviously Cat still employs a lot of people in the Peoria area, but it no longer has the top-level execs doing philanthropy in the community and organizing for outside investment - a good portion of the wealth generated is now being sucked out of that community.

Rockford has been in the doldrums for awhile; the only change on the horizon is rail service to Chicago.

As for Joliet, Aurora, and Elgin - they certainly stand to benefit from Chicagoland's growth, and IIRC they control the water supply in their respective territories so they have some leverage to annex the sprawling growth to their west. All 3 are within a semi-reasonable commute of Chicago, and all 3 have direct Metra service. They also have casino revenue to supplement their tax base, so they've been able to do downtown reinvestment to an extent. If they could somehow get a boost to their school systems, I think upper-middle class families would jump at the chance to buy a reasonably priced home in a walkable, tree-lined neighborhood.
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As for Joliet, Aurora, and Elgin - they certainly stand to benefit from Chicagoland's growth, and IIRC they control the water supply in their respective territories so they have some leverage to annex the sprawling growth to their west. All 3 are within a semi-reasonable commute of Chicago, and all 3 have direct Metra service. They also have casino revenue to supplement their tax base, so they've been able to do downtown reinvestment to an extent. If they could somehow get a boost to their school systems, I think upper-middle class families would jump at the chance to buy a reasonably priced home in a walkable, tree-lined neighborhood.
add Waukegan to that list as well. it has all of the same except for a casino, but it does have a lakefront, which the others lack.

what's most interesting to me is how latino most of them have become.

waukegan is now an outright majority latino. elgin and aurora are now plurality latino in the 40s (and trending towards outright majority).

joliet trails a bit with non-hispanic whites still with a plurality, but even there latinos now dominate the old urban core of the city.




the symmetry-seeking part of my brain appreciates the fact that the downtowns of all 4 of these cities are roughly the same distance from state/madison:

- Waukegan, IL (pop. 86,075): ~35 miles NNW of downtown chicago (incorporated in 1849)

- Elgin, IL (pop. 110,849): ~35 miles WNW of downtown chicago (incorporated in 1854)

- Aurora, IL (pop. 197,757): ~35 miles WSW of downtown chicago (incorporated in 1845)

- Joliet, IL (pop. 147,344): ~35 miles SW of downtown chicago (incorporated in 1852)
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A couple projects going strong in Mt Prospect!

Maple Street Lofts

Angelo Caputos grocers has already leased all of the retail space on the first floor
20201222_161040 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
20201222_161011 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
(Another seven story building is planned in the foreground in above pic)
20201222_160746 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
(50+ more rowhomes to be built here in above pic)
20201222_160853 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
20201222_160806 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
(Public garage to replace former Metra lot on this site, apparently this got VE'd hard since Village paid for this garage and freaked out over costs)

10 N Main St

20201222_161345 by ajdrewster, on Flickr
20201222_162737 by ajdrewster, on Flickr

Prospect Place

block bound by 83, Prospect Ave, Evergreen, and Wille looking to redevelop to mixed use in near future
Link: https://www.journal-topics.com/artic...rospect-place/

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Thx these less sexy lower buildings are too easily overlooked, there is a lot more density there than it seems.
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I work literally just a few miles from Mt Prospect, I should get out and check these new developments out.
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I love seeing that type of development in the burbs - thanks for sharing.
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Peoria is disconnected from the Chicago economy, I don't see it rebounding without Cat. The only small Midwest cities that are doing well are those with a major corporate presence or a flagship university. Obviously Cat still employs a lot of people in the Peoria area, but it no longer has the top-level execs doing philanthropy in the community and organizing for outside investment - a good portion of the wealth generated is now being sucked out of that community.

Rockford has been in the doldrums for awhile; the only change on the horizon is rail service to Chicago.

As for Joliet, Aurora, and Elgin - they certainly stand to benefit from Chicagoland's growth, and IIRC they control the water supply in their respective territories so they have some leverage to annex the sprawling growth to their west. All 3 are within a semi-reasonable commute of Chicago, and all 3 have direct Metra service. They also have casino revenue to supplement their tax base, so they've been able to do downtown reinvestment to an extent. If they could somehow get a boost to their school systems, I think upper-middle class families would jump at the chance to buy a reasonably priced home in a walkable, tree-lined neighborhood.
There's also Dekalb and Kankakee. Just outside the sprawl, but theoretically commutable (would help if they had Metra service...). Lasalle/Peru also have great bones, but are even farther away. And they have some scenery!
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