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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:57 PM
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Another project next to the Harlem station

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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 12:45 AM
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2941 N. Clark

2941 N. Clark stalled out last year after planning to break ground in 2016. It was supposed to be a Roots Pizza, but it's been vacant since 2009 per Google Maps when it used be a Buca Di Beppo.

Ald. Tunney has a new rendering on his website:



The first floor of the 2941 North Clark Street building will house a 2,600-square-foot commercial space at ground level. The building's second, third and fourth floors will house 12 residential units. Amenities will include a bike room, elevator and dog-wash station and there will be 12 residential parking spaces behind the building, accessible from a back alley.

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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:26 AM
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Not to be hyperlocal, but what's up with the curbside drop boxes (the ones you can still use from the lazy comfort of your vehicle) disappearing from both USPS Fort Dearborn's front and its back (Clark) sides? Is this just another advance of the death of snail mail? Terror countermeasure? Lane congestion countermeasure? Or upcoming closure and replacement of the block, possibly maybe?
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Not to be hyperlocal, but what's up with the curbside drop boxes (the ones you can still use from the lazy comfort of your vehicle) disappearing from both USPS Fort Dearborn's front and its back (Clark) sides? Is this just another advance of the death of snail mail? Terror countermeasure? Lane congestion countermeasure? Or upcoming closure and replacement of the block, possibly maybe?
We can only hope.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 4:07 PM
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looks like an office building at 30 e adams is being re-adapted to residential. (176 total units)

I love seeing the loop gaining residential (and hotel) units. Imagine a downtown that's bustling 24/7 and not deserted outside of business hours...
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^The new owner pushed all the tenants out of 30 East Adams nearly 18 months ago. We never figured out the long delay in residential conversion.

The building is perfect for such conversion, having windowline on all four sides (my last office was located there). I hope they'll keep the lobby, with its wonderful late-Deco-meets-International Style 1950s look. The building itself is by Alfred Alschuler, from the 1920s, and two of the original elevator doors remained in the passageway to the restaurant.


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There was a building permit issued yesterday to convert the former American Indian Center at 4601 N Paulina (Paulina & Wilson) to 24 residential units. 18 parking spots in the basement.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/46...!4d-87.6709034
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^The new owner pushed all the tenants out of 30 East Adams nearly 18 months ago. We never figured out the long delay in residential conversion.

The building is perfect for such conversion, having windowline on all four sides (my last office was located there). I hope they'll keep the lobby, with its wonderful late-Deco-meets-International Style 1950s look. The building itself is by Alfred Alschuler, from the 1920s, and two of the original elevator doors remained in the passageway to the restaurant.
It's a Ceder Street project. They move so slow. But I guess it's somehow working for them. Still hoping and waiting for a start on the Insurance building in Uptown.
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I hope they'll keep the lobby, with its wonderful late-Deco-meets-International Style 1950s look. The building itself is by Alfred Alschuler, from the 1920s, and two of the original elevator doors remained in the passageway to the restaurant.


this rules.
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^The new owner pushed all the tenants out of 30 East Adams nearly 18 months ago. We never figured out the long delay in residential conversion.

The building is perfect for such conversion, having windowline on all four sides (my last office was located there). I hope they'll keep the lobby, with its wonderful late-Deco-meets-International Style 1950s look. The building itself is by Alfred Alschuler, from the 1920s, and two of the original elevator doors remained in the passageway to the restaurant.


love that, all it needs is a good cleaning/polishing!
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and ditch the stray flatscreen
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There was a building permit issued yesterday to convert the former American Indian Center at 4601 N Paulina (Paulina & Wilson) to 24 residential units. 18 parking spots in the basement.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/46...!4d-87.6709034
Cool, I was wondering what was going on with that building. It's being gutted now.
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love that, all it needs is a good cleaning/polishing!
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and ditch the stray flatscreen
Lots to love here, but that lighting can't possible be original and IMHO should go (along with the flat screen.)
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The outside of east Adams




The 1925 structure will reopen as 176 new rental units

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Overseen by SPACE Architects + Planners, the conversion calls for a total of 176 rental units. Expected to be on the smaller side (roughly 500 square feet) of the size spectrum, the apartments will rent for an estimated $1,600 to $2,200 per month, reported Crain's last Summer. The transit-oriented project will also see the addition of amenity spaces on the 13th and 14th floors and a new elevator penthouse on the 15th floor. The work is anticipated to take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

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The Hartman conversion is just one of several ongoing projects designed to give old Loop office buildings a second life as apartments. In August, Marc Realty began work to turn the 1927 Insurance Center Building at 330 S. Wells into 132 residential units. Developer CA Ventures plans to bring hundreds of apartments to Chicago’s historic Century & Consumers Buildings on State Street while Florida-based Dolce Living Communities Residential is in the midst of remodeling the offices at 29 S. LaSalle Street into roughly 200 new rental units.

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October 12, 2017

Cedar Street plans 288 apartments in West Town




Cedar Street is redeveloping the former Salvation Army Freedom Center site in West Town into 288 apartment units.

A Chicago developer has unveiled some details of its plan to turn a former Salvation Army housing facility in West Town into a mixed-use apartment and retail complex.
Cedar Street plans to renovate an existing five-story building into 288 residential units and ground-floor retail, according to a zoning application submitted yesterday. The 3.1-acre site is on more than half a city block along Monroe Street between Ashland Avenue and Laflin Street.
Cedar Street, which bought the land in 2015 after the Salvation Army moved its facility to Humboldt Park, will maintain much of the historic buildings' brick facade, according to schematics filed in the application.
The proposal would likely aim to take advantage of new developments creeping west from the trendy West Loop neighborhood. Though the Salvation Army site is slightly off the beaten path, its surrounding "The structure has a lot of the original character in place. There's a heavy intent to preserve a lot of that," Heffron said. "We're not trying to be luxury here, we're trying to provide a product that a lot of people can afford and will be great for the community."neighborhood is poised to see an influx of residents as companies start to populate a flurry of office buildings that have opened or are planned nearby.

The Fulton Market District submarket alone is on track to add more than 20,000 jobs, 800 hotel rooms and 3,500 apartment units over the next 24 months, according to real estate brokerage CBRE.
Some elements of the Cedar Street plan remain under wraps as the developer shares its vision with local residents at a series of community meetings over the next month, Managing Partner Mark Heffron said.
But the design will try to incorporate the history of the property, which was originally a YMCA, and will include retailers that "complement the area and building," he said, such as coffee or bike shops.


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^When did Monroe and Ashland become West Town?
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:12 PM
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If anybody still doubts that Alderman Moreno is a malicious asswipe, or that it is imperative that something be done to restrict arbitrary Aldermanic power over zoning:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2017...ng-owner-pleas
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If anybody still doubts that Alderman Moreno is a malicious asswipe, or that it is imperative that something be done to restrict arbitrary Aldermanic power over zoning:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2017...ng-owner-pleas
I don't think it's a good idea for Aldermen to have, let's say, undemocratic powers or powers that can be abused without checks and balances. If an alderman can use arbitrary rules to crush any business he wants, he can hurt people out of spite or to extract protection money. Of course, in this case he's crushing a business to protect the public from a lout, so I'll wait to get worked up about it on the day I'm feeling less schaudenfreud.

In this specific case, it's an excellent outcome. By all accounts the owner of that building is a crooked business partner, irresponsible, bad company and a vandal. Hopefully he will sell that building and the new owner can see it upzoned again.
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If anybody still doubts that Alderman Moreno is a malicious asswipe, or that it is imperative that something be done to restrict arbitrary Aldermanic power over zoning:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2017...ng-owner-pleas
Think about the message this sends to investors. There's market risk, and then there's political risk. My family is from a third-world country where the latter is the biggest source of uncertainty, with the smallest misstep or slight against someone in power (like insulting the friend of the son of the local official) can destroy your business; that's why everyone leaves.

These things have real costs, and not only for those who are bad landlords. Anyone can make a mistake and lose favor with the feudal lord of their ward at any time.
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I don't think it's a good idea for Aldermen to have, let's say, undemocratic powers or powers that can be abused without checks and balances. If an alderman can use arbitrary rules to crush any business he wants, he can hurt people out of spite or to extract protection money. Of course, in this case he's crushing a business to protect the public from a lout, so I'll wait to get worked up about it on the day I'm feeling less schaudenfreud.

In this specific case, it's an excellent outcome. By all accounts the owner of that building is a crooked business partner, irresponsible, bad company and a vandal. Hopefully he will sell that building and the new owner can see it upzoned again.
You may not like this landlord, but think about what this kind of unchecked power means, and do we really want this? Khantilever put it well in his above post.
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