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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 6:21 PM
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Can we create a new thread entitled "Chicago: Silly Arguments" where people can duke these issues out for as long as they want with essay entries for posts? That way it wouldn't muck up the Gen Dev thread and people who just want to follow developments would be able to do so more easily. Just an idea.
Say what you will about SSC, but it's nice that the social (commentary) side is kept separate from the development threads.

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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 7:22 PM
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I like it. Nice contemporary townhome development to fill a vacant corner lot. Do you know who the architects are?
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 7:24 PM
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I'm liking this archetype of 6-flat that's been popping up throughout the city. Ones I have seen on Ashland and Western with glass exposing the stairway are particularly nice (simple, honest, expressive). More of these and less of the historic caricatures.
I'm liking that you're still around! You should post more; I've missed you!
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 7:39 PM
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I had some time to kill between a few meetings today and I snapped a few shots.

WMS Gaming on Roscoe, just west of the River:



Noah Properties 3 Six Flat project on Belmont just west of Western. This builder is increasingly growing on me. I think they strike a nice balance between traditional and modern:

These are worth bumping to this page. I love both there projects and they are both 100% the direction our neighborhood infill should be headed.
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I'm liking that you're still around! You should post more; I've missed you!
Heh, thanks pal! I'll be around more nowadays. Good to see you're still on here as well.
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Heh, thanks pal! I'll be around more nowadays.
Did the murder charges clear?
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I don't think this was posted here already.

Chinatown library looks to escape bind
New library building close to moving forward at Archer and Wentworth

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...to_escape_bind
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 12:00 AM
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These are worth bumping to this page. I love both there projects and they are both 100% the direction our neighborhood infill should be headed.
Word. Those residences turned out better than the rendering, which was itself pretty innocuous. Can't believe new construction along Belmont has made it so far west. I wonder if there will be any pressure for more efficient use of that chunk of land bounded by the river, Addison, Belmont, and Western. Doubtful, considering there are so many different tenants, but it seems like the city might at some point make a little money by building a garage next to the CPD station on one of those surface lots and selling off the other.
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I wonder if there will be any pressure for more efficient use of that chunk of land bounded by the river, Addison, Belmont, and Western.
Like an amusement park?
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Chinatown library looks to escape bind
New library building close to moving forward at Archer and Wentworth
Great site... such a prominent location in Chinatown, Im glad to see a high quality proposal that isnt tacky and holds the corner so well.
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Exactly.
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^ As long as they include a zip-line across the river to Hot Doug's. (And call it Riverview.)

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Here's something that hopefully inches North-Clybourn a little more towards ped-friendliness.

http://www.suntimes.com/11882013-418...e-station.html
Starbucks to open store at Red Line station
BY TINA SFONDELES
April 13, 2012

... the first-ever Starbucks on the ‘L’ will open its doors at the North/Clybourn Red Line station later this year, the CTA said Friday.

The 776-square-foot store at 1599 N. Clybourn won’t be a kiosk. It will be an actual walk-in store and won’t block passengers rushing to get to their trains, the CTA says. ...

Starbucks becomes the largest national retailer to lease a CTA-owned space. The company - hoping to target foot traffic from the adjacent Apple store - submitted the highest bid per square foot for a 10-year lease. ...

Starbucks has invested $300,000 into adapting the store’s design to the space ...
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 1:46 AM
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Exactly.
Thank goodness Daley senior got us a world class institution of higher learning to replace it.
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I don't think this was posted here already.

Chinatown library looks to escape bind
New library building close to moving forward at Archer and Wentworth

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...to_escape_bind
Dayum this looks cool
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That's a great way to fill a prominently empty corner in Chinatown! (I'd say the most prominently empty, but Archer + Cermak has some weak edges.) Zoning has previously made it tough to develop flatirons (hard to park them, hard to meet setbacks and to get the FAR necessary to pay for the structure); I suppose this is one way to get around that. Another factor may be that this is a fairly wide flatiron and that Chinatown tenants are less hung up on big floorplates and adequate parking. It's also going to be interesting to see how getting to/from a fourth-floor library works out, although I suppose it can't be any worse than the effectively-third-floor HWLC.

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I think it would be better for the area to have more street retail or apartments next to the subway. There is plenty of park space in that area so I don't think those little plasa would be missed.
Unfortunately, building over/around the subway station is probably more expensive than market demand warrants, and the resulting leftover spaces are mostly too small to be of much use. (Of course, they could still be put to better uses than, say, a fenced off plot of fruit trees, but I lost that battle. Oh, did I ever.)

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After seeing this sign I was less excited. Bickerdike is like the Peter Holsten of Latin neighborhoods. All they do is suck off the public teat and build heavily subsidized, TIF financed type of projects.
That's because, unlike Holsten, they're a nonprofit CDC with a mission to build affordable housing on the northwest side. The building on Armitage took years of fighting NIMBYs who detested not only its density, but also (of course) the affordability. Bickerdike has also fought numerous hurdles to get a greater mixed-use component into its developments (federal regs make that surprisingly difficult), and to use rental subsidies in ways that create affordable homeownership (with the Harold Washington co-op), so try to give them some credit.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 4:01 PM
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I don't think this was posted here already.

Chinatown library looks to escape bind
New library building close to moving forward at Archer and Wentworth

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...to_escape_bind
That is absolutely fan-F-ing-tastic. A while ago See Wong proposed to build a 5-6 story hotel with retail there, but then the city came along with a plan to condemn the property for a library, and we on this forum speculated that they would probably just build a boring old one story library with surface parking. Instead, it seems See Wong stuck it out and came up with what seems like a great mixed use project to incorporate the library. As I recall, this will be the first recently built library to go as a tenant in a mixed use building?

This seems like the perfect project with an awesome design for this very prominent Chinatown corner that is literally right next door to the new Archer Ave auxiliary L entrance.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 5:05 PM
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I don't think this was posted here already.

Chinatown library looks to escape bind
New library building close to moving forward at Archer and Wentworth

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...to_escape_bind
Great to see this one gaining traction. But I'll believe it when I see it. I haven't been too impressed with See Wong's ability to get projects done. A lot of empty promises, frankly, and Chinatown should not be having so many vacant lots.
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A couple blocks' worth of the Cabrini low-rises (the 3-story apts that already had the first floor boarded up) now are surrounded by new chain-link fencing. Looks like demo should happen soon.
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