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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 10:08 PM
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Jefferson Park 16-story building was just APPROVED.

Fucking meeting lasted from 10-5.....

Had a lady storm out saying bullshit... bullshit...
And when the project was approved, one guy asked if there was a point in coming to the commission again, someone said no (I don't know who) and then he told the alderman to go to hell... and stormed out.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 11:40 PM
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 1:48 AM
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Well, there is no point in coming to Plan Commission. No one can remember the last time they failed to approve every last item on their agenda.

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I noticed the Gap building on State Street that Georgetown Cos. purchased with plans to replace with a highrise is now vacant, but with a 'for lease' sign...
Damn!

Why'd they bother getting rid of The Gap, then? Grade A tenant!
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Why would that project upset anyone? The lot is directly against a railroad and a highway.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:16 AM
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Well, there is no point in coming to Plan Commission. No one can remember the last time they failed to approve every last item on their agenda.

Democracy in action!
I bet you that if we got rid of Aldermanic prerogative, there would be a bigger variety of results and more independence displayed by the Plan Commission. The Commission seems to be set up today as merely a rubber stamp, with the barrier of entry being whether or not Aldermen allow a proposal to be reviewed by the Commission.

How do I know this? Because every damn day in the city of Chicago, non-elected officials in City Hall known as Zoning reviewers and Zoning Supervisors look at hundreds of proposals, do their due diligence, and approve and reject proposals. And they reject a lot of them.

I sometimes don't agree with their conclusions, but damn it at least they try to be fair. They don't ask for campaign contributions or favors and they don't seek retribution or revenge. They don't thump their chests like gorillas. I would have them making all zoning decisions in a heartbeat over the current status quo of it being in the hands of our Aldermanic Thugocracy
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:45 AM
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Well, there is no point in coming to Plan Commission. No one can remember the last time they failed to approve every last item on their agenda.

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What projects can you name that should have been rejected?

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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:50 AM
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Damn!

Why'd they bother getting rid of The Gap, then? Grade A tenant!
It's a bummer for sure. I was really looking forward to it as one of the few proposals for new residential use in the East Loop. There's the conversion of the Miller's Pub building, possibly a mixed-use conversion of the Big Red, and I imagine a residential use planned for the GSA buildings, but no other new construction proposals in the works that I know of. I don't know if there's been any movement with Pritzker Park either?

I want to see the more mixed-use nature of the East Loop continue to pick up steam and create a corridor of after-hours vibrancy that links Printers Row to River North and Lakeshore East. It's getting there slowly but surely, but the area from Congress to Washington still needs more.
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^ Doesn't mean anything. They could be working on something but know it might take another year or two and find someone to be willing to lease out the space semi short term. That happened with 4 E Elm even - there was a wine shop in the previous building that signed on only a handful of months before it was demolished but they made a deal with them that they could have a retail space at 4 E Elm when complete
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 3:36 AM
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^ Doesn't mean anything. They could be working on something but know it might take another year or two and find someone to be willing to lease out the space semi short term. That happened with 4 E Elm even - there was a wine shop in the previous building that signed on only a handful of months before it was demolished but they made a deal with them that they could have a retail space at 4 E Elm when complete
Yeah, that was my hope when I first saw the leasing sign. Good to know there's a precedent.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:05 AM
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:06 AM
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:07 AM
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 1:41 PM
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^ Doesn't mean anything. They could be working on something but know it might take another year or two and find someone to be willing to lease out the space semi short term. That happened with 4 E Elm even - there was a wine shop in the previous building that signed on only a handful of months before it was demolished but they made a deal with them that they could have a retail space at 4 E Elm when complete
I think this sort of thing happens fairly often. For instance I think Dylan's Candy Bar was brought in with a fairly short lease, or maybe a yearly renewable lease so they could choose to terminate it when the redevelopment of the Tribune Tower gets going.
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Just looked up the design of the Marlowe. I dont mind filing in unused space but for some reason it looks a little too "Miami-ish" to me. Anyone agree?
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Just looked up the design of the Marlowe. I dont mind filing in unused space but for some reason it looks a little too "Miami-ish" to me. Anyone agree?
I like its design. Which is good, since I live across the street from it.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 6:03 PM
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Just looked up the design of the Marlowe. I dont mind filing in unused space but for some reason it looks a little too "Miami-ish" to me. Anyone agree?
In all honesty, the Blanc Chicago looks like the most Miami-ish project on Wells Street and it still looks like it fits the area pretty well. Speaking of which, wasn't this project supposed to start in the 1st quarter?
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 7:20 PM
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In all honesty, the Blanc Chicago looks like the most Miami-ish project on Wells Street and it still looks like it fits the area pretty well. Speaking of which, wasn't this project supposed to start in the 1st quarter?
I thought there was at least supposed to be news about it by March. Does it even have units listed in MLS yet?
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 8:33 PM
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I'm not really bothered by the gap / old navy building hanging around for awhile. There's so many better candidates for redevelopment in the loop.
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