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Old Posted Jul 13, 2019, 12:52 PM
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I need to make a trip out to OP. Haven’t been there since about 2014

Last time I went there were some sizable vacant lots, which are now filled out by these large new towers. Can’t wait to see the effect in person
Thursdays are best - Thursday night out on Marion captures the "villiage" vibe.
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I feel like Oak Park needs a signature tower to top off it's skyline. Maybe Gang or Optima can hook us up with a 30-35 story tower?
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I feel like Oak Park needs a signature tower to top off it's skyline. Maybe Gang or Optima can hook us up with a 30-35 story tower?
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I happened to be at Waukegan and Oakton in Niles today. And 8000 North Lincoln in Skokie is very visible east down Oakton. It really stands out.
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Jesus that tower was so ahead of its time
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 1:25 PM
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I couldn't get a picture while sitting in traffic, but I passed by the Uptown 500 in Wheeling on Dundee and it's coming along well. The back portion looks topped out and the front portion elevator core is built.

https://www.krdevelopments.com/uptown-500
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Hines oak brook development start!!!

Heneghan is on site as of today with the wreckers to demilish the 15 floor old brown ugly mcdonalds hq! Nice to see that eyesore go and be replaced with multiple new midrise buildings!
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 3:50 AM
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Not wasting time, I'll have to get pictures.
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I'm hoping it's just a hiccup or something, but the One95 development on Addison in Elmhurst was quiet today, no workers on site. Plenty of equipment and materials on site, no labor. They're a few floors up already. Anyone hear anything? I'll keep tabs on it.

The medical building next door looks to be empty now, lots of signs saying they've moved. Elmhurst city docs show all zoning changes were approved, so that should be moving forward. See my earlier posts in this thread for renderings.
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232' tall, 18 floor office tower proposed in downtown evanston.

this is proposed on the same site as an earlier 33 story residential proposal that was axed by the city council for being "too tall/not enough parking".

we'll see if this one fares any better, but i don't hold my breath for anything over 10 floors in evanston these days. the NIMBY's have more or less won.


source: https://evanstonnow.com/story/real-e...o-office-tower
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also, this 19 story residential tower was recently proposed in downtown evanston for a site on chicago avenue currently occupied by somewhat forgettable single story retail buildings.


source: https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/...housing-legacy




but again, this is evanston we're talking about, so who knows........
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:39 AM
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I don’t know, 33 to 18 is a real drop. And with the other one at 19, seems they’re drawing a new line.
Office has a better chance. It means jobs, less parking, quiet on weekends, no kids.

The NIMBYs should take this. They’re getting a lot.
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It's crazy how hard developers try to build in Evanston even with the extreme NIMBYism... imagine how more high rises they'd have if the pearl clutching wasn't so constant
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232' tall, 18 floor office tower proposed in downtown evanston.

this is proposed on the same site as an earlier 33 story residential proposal that was axed by the city council for being "too tall/not enough parking".

we'll see if this one fairs any better, but i don't hold my breath for anything over 10 floors in evanston these days. the NIMBY's have more or less won.
My first impulse was a snarky comment about shading the drive through banking - from the article......

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Chase Bank, which owns much of the land proposed for a new office tower in downtown Evanston, won't allow the project to move forward if it doesn't include a new drive-thru for the bank.
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My first impulse was a snarky comment about shading the drive through banking - from the article......



Evanston Ill. by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr
Wow, citizens complaining about the height of buildings in a downtown area the size of Evanston is just simply amazing, or nimbys being just spiteful.....amazing.
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Evanston is a strange creature. Absolutely gorgeous, walkable downtown core, of course Northwestern University as well. On the opposite side of the coin, it literally was the foundation of the Temperance Movement, and was/is still extremely religious. Stuck in the middle are the NIMBY's complaining about taller buildings and such. As I said, very strange...

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Evanston....is still extremely religious.
huh?

what do you base that on?

i've been involved with evanston for my entire life and it's never seemed like and extremely religious place to me.
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also, this 19 story residential tower was recently proposed in downtown evanston for a site on chicago avenue currently occupied by somewhat forgettable single story retail buildings.
Interesting. Kind of ugly, reminds me of 2000s South Loop stuff. Great location for this sort of density though. I will say that I actually quite like that stretch of single story retail even though there's nothing particularly unusual about it. It's pleasant.

The office building on Davis looks great! As long as the historic building on the NW corner of Davis and Church is being spared (which it looks like it is).

I just moved from Ravenswood to Evanston about a month ago so maybe I'll try to go to the meetings to be a voice of reason. If nothing else, these would be great for the tax base - hard not to see that as a positive.
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huh?

what do you base that on?

i've been involved with evanston for my entire life and it's never seemed like and extremely religious place to me.
Well back in the 80's there were NO bars, and you could only buy alcohol with food at 3 locations, the Holiday Inn, Poly Kai (sp ?) and The Keg. BUT that was the rule in Oak Park as well until a decade ago, and nobody accuses us of being overly religious.
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