Originally Posted by honte
The last thing I remember hearing about McClurg was that NW was trying to get their grubby paws on that site.... hope this doesn't happen to kill that great project, but with the current market trends, NW might be the most deep-pocketed game in that area for a while.
That would be exceedingly unfortunate... that proposal is excellent all around - great density, great design, great urban form, great mix of use. Further, we really don't need even MORE land off the tax rolls in that area.
Are there any large land-owning institutions that have proven to be anything but the worst stewards of quality urban design? U of C is, at best, a very mixed bag in Hyde Park (leaning towards the negative but not entirely) - but UIC and NU are mostly atrocious in this regard.