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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:42 PM
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^ Not bad, POAH is a good developer. Unlike Bickerdike, Ramirez Rosa's buddies, that he's giving a $3.5M lot of land to for $0 plus multiple millions in other subsidy not even including the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit.
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:47 PM
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:51 PM
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CEDARst Plans Development Near Lawrence & Winthrop

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CEDARst plans to build a 4 story development on a parking lot it purchased back in 2015.

Truman Square Neighbors Block Club will meet with the developer to discuss plans for the development that would fill a parking lot that was formerly a residential building decades ago on Winthrop just south of Lawrence. A total of 84 residential units, with a mix of one bedrooms as well as studios are planned with 37 parking spaces on site.


Someone noted seeing soil testing here a few weeks back- looks like Cedar Street is going all-in in Uptown. Pretty ugly if you ask me, but decent density right by Lawrence Red Line.

https://www.uptownupdate.com/2019/05...-lawrence.html
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Old school fire protection - insulate the steel with brick.


Part of the later addition - wrapped in plaster on concrete.






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The melted metal where they cut the steel beams is uber cool. Great shots Harry!
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God that is hideous! And why make it look like a warehouse? Sheridan Rd. was never a warehouse district, why not some cool nautical Art deco stylings? Something deco modern ala South beach Miami would fit in perfectly for Sheridan Rd. In Miami they still build stylish new apartment buildings. At least put in some effort. It just looks like a people warehouse.
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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 4:34 PM
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CEDARst Plans Development Near Lawrence & Winthrop


Someone noted seeing soil testing here a few weeks back- looks like Cedar Street is going all-in in Uptown. Pretty ugly if you ask me, but decent density right by Lawrence Red Line.

https://www.uptownupdate.com/2019/05...-lawrence.html
How have those lots surrounding hte lawrence redline lasted so long? the immediate area around the stop is a wasteland.
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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 4:41 PM
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How have those lots surrounding hte lawrence redline lasted so long? the immediate area around the stop is a wasteland.
Parking for the theaters- until recently I'm sure this was the most profitable use of the land- but with the gentrification that has occurred in Uptown in the last decade, it finally makes economic sense to develop the lots.
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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 5:04 PM
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^yep, Glad Cappleman won reelection to keep Uptown improving.
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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 5:24 PM
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River Walk - east of Michigan.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...519-story.html

Walked along it on Monday and Tuesday. Still lots to do (planting, lighting, restaurants need to open, a HUGE sculpture coming this fall - https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/5/13...ont-public-art), but it is already a nice space.

There already were hundreds of people on it Monday afternoon. Tuesday even more.

When the connection to the Lakeshore East Park is made, and they finish the flyover, and DuSable Park, the pedestrian connectivity from North and NW loop to lakefront will be stupendous.
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Parking for the theaters- until recently I'm sure this was the most profitable use of the land- but with the gentrification that has occurred in Uptown in the last decade, it finally makes economic sense to develop the lots.
Yes and no - with the Uptown opening, there's gonna be even more parking demand in addition to the Aragon and the Riv.

For the caliber of entertainment they're looking at for the Uptown, they may decide they need to build a parking structure on that lot next to the Red Line, once the CTA finishes rebuilding the station. The Millennials going to see shows at the Aragon and the Riv may be willing to Uber or take CTA, but the Boomers going to classic-rock and comedy acts at the Uptown will want to drive.
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Not so much Legos as this building set that shaped my young mind:

Cross-posting from the NEMA thread here, as this West Loop development looks a lot like the toy set above:
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River Walk - east of Michigan.


Walked along it on Monday and Tuesday. Still lots to do (planting, lighting, restaurants need to open, a HUGE sculpture coming this fall -

When the connection to the Lakeshore East Park is made, and they finish the flyover, and DuSable Park, the pedestrian connectivity from North and NW loop to lakefront will be stupendous.
It is pretty nice. Was down there on Wednesday and the submarine memorial is cute and nicely done. When they get that big 117 foot structure up that should be very interesting and partly cover the highway. I figure this will always be a work in progress with nice new things coming every year. That flyover will be superb going over the river when completed. Such an improvement!!
Now all they have to do is connect it to the new section south of Roosevelt road .. It is never ending and wonderful to watch !!
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CEDARst Plans Development Near Lawrence & Winthrop





Someone noted seeing soil testing here a few weeks back- looks like Cedar Street is going all-in in Uptown. Pretty ugly if you ask me, but decent density right by Lawrence Red Line.

https://www.uptownupdate.com/2019/05...-lawrence.html
I looked at the floor plans and there’s too much parking. It’s right next to a train station
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OMA wins that design competition for the new building at UIC:

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That's pretty neat. A lot of nice low-rises and mid-rises for the city happening. Quite the activity.
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I looked at the floor plans and there’s too much parking. It’s right next to a train station
There are currently 60 or so spaces in the existing parking lot. Sure, it'd be great to have zero spaces, but I'll take a reduction of nearly 50% over existing spaces. At least some of the new spaces will no doubt be for the commercial units.

Personally, I'm much more disappointed to see them not maximizing the number of residential units next to a train station.

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For the caliber of entertainment they're looking at for the Uptown, they may decide they need to build a parking structure on that lot next to the Red Line, once the CTA finishes rebuilding the station. The Millennials going to see shows at the Aragon and the Riv may be willing to Uber or take CTA, but the Boomers going to classic-rock and comedy acts at the Uptown will want to drive.
My father turns 74 this year and I was just talking to him within the past week about driving versus taking transit. Despite the fact that most of his life he's lived in semi-rural areas where transit isn't even an option, he spent about a decade long-distance commuting from Boise to the Bay Area. And, of course, he's visited me here in Chicago where I don't even own a car, and my youngest brother in Seattle, and my middle brother and I have both travelled in Europe with him, mostly using transit when there in London, Paris, Oslo, Stockholm, and other European cities.

He said he much prefers transit to driving. In fact, he said that until he's physically unable to do the walking associated with transit, he will strongly prefer to take transit (even over Uber/Lyft/taxis) to events whenever available as an option because then he doesn't have to fight traffic or pay through the nose to be driven (and, no, he's not low-income in his retirement), plus he likes feeling part of the city when using transit and being able to see things along the way.

Like my brothers and I, my dad isn't the stereotypical American in many ways, but he's still a "car guy," and in many ways embedded into American car culture yet he still not only is okay taking transit but prefers it. So, I think you may underestimate the ability and willingness of Boomers to take transit when properly motivated and/or it's the best option. Plus, Uber/Lyft/taxis will always still be available and more convenient than self-driving in many ways anyway.
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IMO Uptown is just an inconvenient place for the kind of shows that the promoters seem to want. Classic rock acts and big-name comedians will pull from a wide region and, unlike the acts playing the Aragon or Riv, that region is not disproportionately weighted to Chicago’s North Side.

Basically you have the same audience, regional draw and transportation challenges as Wrigley Field, but without any of the gameday traditions that get fans to make the trip.
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There are currently 60 or so spaces in the existing parking lot. Sure, it'd be great to have zero spaces, but I'll take a reduction of nearly 50% over existing spaces. At least some of the new spaces will no doubt be for the commercial units.

Personally, I'm much more disappointed to see them not maximizing the number of residential units next to a train station.



My father turns 74 this year and I was just talking to him within the past week about driving versus taking transit. Despite the fact that most of his life he's lived in semi-rural areas where transit isn't even an option, he spent about a decade long-distance commuting from Boise to the Bay Area. And, of course, he's visited me here in Chicago where I don't even own a car, and my youngest brother in Seattle, and my middle brother and I have both travelled in Europe with him, mostly using transit when there in London, Paris, Oslo, Stockholm, and other European cities.

He said he much prefers transit to driving. In fact, he said that until he's physically unable to do the walking associated with transit, he will strongly prefer to take transit (even over Uber/Lyft/taxis) to events whenever available as an option because then he doesn't have to fight traffic or pay through the nose to be driven (and, no, he's not low-income in his retirement), plus he likes feeling part of the city when using transit and being able to see things along the way.

Like my brothers and I, my dad isn't the stereotypical American in many ways, but he's still a "car guy," and in many ways embedded into American car culture yet he still not only is okay taking transit but prefers it. So, I think you may underestimate the ability and willingness of Boomers to take transit when properly motivated and/or it's the best option. Plus, Uber/Lyft/taxis will always still be available and more convenient than self-driving in many ways anyway.
That's interesting and you are probably right about underestimating. My dad grew up in LA in the 50s through early 70s (left after college) which is very car oriented, but he's basically the same way. IMO it comes down to the hassle of everything associated with the journey for some. He for example has no problem driving, but he also hates sitting in traffic and having to actively look for parking for more than just a few minutes. As someone who lived in a more stereotypical post war suburban place before with a car with minimal public transit options, I never didn't like driving unless (a) finding parking sucked or (b) there was a lot of traffic and I'd just be sitting in it forever. I actually like the act of driving a car when it's not too stressful, but driving yourself in a crowded city sucks and especially when you have to keep driving around numerous blocks looking for something like street parking, and dealing with zone permitting and all that. With that being said, I haven't had a car in over a decade and the only times I rent one is when visiting car centric cities when there's not many other options. Now the weird thing with me personally is that ever since moving to NYC, I've taken way more Uber/lyft than I did in Chicago LOL

But I'm curious if these hassles of driving would deter many people in certain situations. I know from other kind of car centric cities that people will prefer to take public transit if the option is available to them going to an event and *that* isn't too much of a hassle. A lot easier to just get on and off a train nearby than sit in traffic and worry about parking. Hell, people do that here from the suburbs. Many will take Metra into the city for some weekend type of event instead of just driving in - I'm guessing to avoid all the hassles, but who knows.
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