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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 1:24 AM
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 1:57 PM
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There will also be 6,000 sq ft of retail space, and the "tower" will be 275'.
Is it still Harry Potter-esque?
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:48 PM
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:59 PM
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^^totally forgot about this one, thanks spyguy. Is this HPA or Fitzgerald? Can't remember...
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Really nice. I like how it pushes the parking to the back and integrates it in with the overall design. Is that intended for the southwest corner where the gas station currently resides?
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I think this might be for the north side of the street, where two older retail buildings (and a starkly neoclassical former post office) are. I like that post office, I wish someone could have used it better.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 4:23 PM
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Is that intended for the southwest corner where the gas station currently resides?
Northwest, sadly. While most of that block is nothing special, I wish there was a way to save the charming brick structure on the corner.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 4:25 PM
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YIKES what is that

Its a strange mishmash of things

Those stupid color panels like on the Xavier
Ugly pagoda roof from the 90's
what is with the black brick on the parking side of the podium, it doesn't go with the rest of the building at all!
podium is pretty horrible street presence on the wells side
clear glass?

Only things I like is the breaking up of the mass with the terraces every 5 floors or so, and thankfully the podium doesn't front Chicago avenue
Oh and the exposed cement columns look to be square, not round so thats nice too

I guess overall its average, not terrible
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 4:26 PM
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Really nice. I like how it pushes the parking to the back and integrates it in with the overall design. Is that intended for the southwest corner where the gas station currently resides?
Nope, it's the northwest corner where all those brick buildings are. I would always pass by those buildings when getting to the 'L' stop, in high school. I always liked seeing the one brick building at the corner of Chicago/Wells because it is a beautiful remanent of River North's pre-war building stock, but I never was a fan of the buildings adjacent to it because they were painted over in gray and weren't in use. I don't care too much that the gray ones are being demolished, but I will surely miss the corner building.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 4:29 PM
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I think this might be for the north side of the street, where two older retail buildings (and a starkly neoclassical former post office) are. I like that post office, I wish someone could have used it better.
This project runs north from the intersection, taking out the two red brick buildings and the 3 faded green buildings facing Wells. The former post office is not part of the redevelopment, and shows up in the left corner of the rendering.
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^Good news.

The pagoda roof flap is pretty bad, though. It will fit in with some other River North buildings, but that's not a good thing.
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that roof certainly draws attention to itself. and not in a good way.
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The only good thing I can see is that it's residential all the way down on the corner instead of podium…but that's about it. Hopefully they dump the roof at least.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 7:32 PM
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^^totally forgot about this one, thanks spyguy. Is this HPA or Fitzgerald? Can't remember...

Neither.

It's Berkelhamer, I do believe.....


I agree the 'roof' is an unnecessary tack-on and should go. Other than that, though, I think it's quite nice for the most part......
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 7:37 PM
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1061 West Van Buren was approved by the plan commission, granted at a smaller scale than proposed two years ago.

The tower at one time was going to be about 32-33 stories and that's now down to 25 floors.
The unit count was at one time near 400 and that's now down to 298 apartments.

The developers stated that they'd like to get started mid-2016.

There will also be 6,000 sq ft of retail space, and the "tower" will be 275'.


I'm not imagining that you confirmed 465 N Park was heard (read: approved), and that the developer wants to break ground in Spring '16..........right? (I hope - or I'm losing it for certain.....)
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Get rid of that roof concoction then you'll have a nice building.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 8:50 PM
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Exactly that roof is harrible
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 10:27 PM
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is there a mega penthouse on top or what?
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Flatten & reduce the roof size^

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Old Posted Oct 17, 2015, 2:46 AM
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I'm not imagining that you confirmed 465 N Park was heard (read: approved), and that the developer wants to break ground in Spring '16..........right? (I hope - or I'm losing it for certain.....)
Not imagining anything.
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