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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 5:27 PM
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Anecdotal stories like this are useless. Have any concrete examples of people paying $80 to live in a $2,000 apartment in Lincoln or Wicker Park? Reminds me of the old Fox News stories about people with food stamps buying steak and lobster.
It’s not anecdotal, google “CHA super voucher”. It is a real program run by CHA to move low income individuals and families into the city’s best neighborhoods, where violent crime is not a concern and access to jobs and amenities is easy.
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 6:06 PM
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It’s not anecdotal, google “CHA super voucher”. It is a real program run by CHA to move low income individuals and families into the city’s best neighborhoods, where violent crime is not a concern and access to jobs and amenities is easy.
Thanks! So now I know it was less than 2% of housing vouchers issued, and only 1 person received one in 2013 (the year before the program was substantially cut.)

It also required a good credit score, proof of income, etc., so the idea that it's just a bunch of lazy people gaming the system was, indeed, anecdotal.
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Giant Proposal on 5800 block of Belmont

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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 10:52 PM
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Check out this huge proposal for Belmont Craigin:


Fingers crossed that this is a giant Culver's
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5 stories is huge for that stretch of Belmont. Encouraging.

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but there's a proposal by Cedar St. to build another FLATS building on an oddly shaped lot between Racine and Blue Island, 14th and 15th St. 7 stories, 197 apartments, some retail. Hartshorne Plunkard Architects.

Also, the Fast Track building on Lake and Desplaines is apparently for sale. Could make for a nice midrise development.
FYI, this was issued building permits yesterday for new construction - the caissons..
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2019, 6:24 PM
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FYI, this was issued building permits yesterday for new construction - the caissons..
Which one? The post by Spyguy that you quoted mentioned two separate properties
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2019, 6:30 PM
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New construction of 4 story, 30 residential unit building just south of the Southport browline stop:



Here's what's there now:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ri...!4d-87.6636232

Anyone ever tried that sushi spot? I always meant to...
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Back in 2008-2010 when I lived a few blocks away, yes. It was great by my then 26-year old standards.
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Which one? The post by Spyguy that you quoted mentioned two separate properties
Oops. The new 7 story building on the weird lot at 14th, 15th, Racine, and Blue Island.

The area is a bit weird and quite frankly one of my least favorite in the entire city. It needs all the help it can get. My friend lives near there in the old converted produce market buildings and his place is nice, but the area leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully projects like this can make it a tiny bit better.

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Check out this huge proposal for Belmont Craigin:
I only live about 2 miles due east of this location, so I should be able to keep up on the situation. Personally, I think the additional height and density here would be a great addition to the neighborhood!

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Oops. The new 7 story building on the weird lot at 14th, 15th, Racine, and Blue Island.

The area is a bit weird and quite frankly one of my least favorite in the entire city. It needs all the help it can get. My friend lives near there in the old converted produce market buildings and his place is nice, but the area leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully projects like this can make it a tiny bit better.
I just moved here, so I’m very happy to see this moving forward after so many years of inactivity. I’ll have to provide birds eye views of the construction.

I bike past the site twice daily and I haven’t seen any signs of soil testing... you would think they need that before issuing foundation permit.

I agree with you, the urban renewal wasteland between Roosevelt, Halsted, 15th and Western is a shameful scar on the city and a painful reminder of Chicago’s racist past (and present, tbh). University Village and Roosevelt Square had potential to fix the problems, but unfortunately they just ended up erecting walls through the cityscape to keep the “riff raff” contained. Then they just came to a screeching halt during the recession never to begin again, leaving blocks and blocks of empty land.
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2019, 5:32 PM
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At least almost all the townhomes will be in the southern section near Roosevelt
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At least almost all the townhomes will be in the southern section near Roosevelt
Townhomes are fine with me so long as they have an urban site plan. None of that closed-off, urban fortress Dearborn Park crap.

I think it is worth noting, though, that the city almost never holds up its end of the bargain in providing new streets, paths, bridges, etc that would allow these huge post-industrial sites to develop in a walkable manner so fortress development is sort of inevitable.

We did a townhouse development in Cabrini, the City (and CHA) promised a new street on the eastern side where there was just vacant land, but never did a damn thing, so we put in a fence... now it's in the hands of the homeowners association, so if the city ever does build that street, there will just be a blank fence forever. Fortunately our project was only about one square block, but if it had been a larger project then we would effectively end up with another Dearborn Park wall because of the city's inaction.

Thankfully Lincoln Yards and The 78 are both moving forward under a TIF that allows the developer to build that needed infrastructure themselves and forces the city to reimburse them out of tax proceeds. I believe Riverline actually falls under the same TIF as The 78, so it may get some new infrastructure out of the deal like a Taylor St bridge (which adds value to the project, imagine buying a townhouse or condo with a 3 minute walk to Whole Foods...)
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Problem is that if the townhouses are sold before the bridge goes in, the townhome owners will then fight hammer and tong to oppose any new bridge that would make it easier to walk to Whole Foods.

I thought my Dearborn Park neighbors would open up the gate on Clark Street once there was something on the other side they wanted to walk to. Instead they put a second lock on the inside of the gate.
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Anyone have an update/ recent pictures of the mega mall development in Logan Square?
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Problem is that if the townhouses are sold before the bridge goes in, the townhome owners will then fight hammer and tong to oppose any new bridge that would make it easier to walk to Whole Foods.

I thought my Dearborn Park neighbors would open up the gate on Clark Street once there was something on the other side they wanted to walk to. Instead they put a second lock on the inside of the gate.
Absolutely tragic...

Side note, that Logan Square development (and that neighborhood in general) have changed so dramatically along that corridor this cycle. Hardly recognizable!
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