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Unarrested Development: The lengthy battle over the former…

The lengthy battle over the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site appears to be all but over, as a Cook County Circuit Court judge has tossed a suit that claimed that the city did not properly inform nearby residents about developer Dan McCaffery’s plan to redevelop the site. The $350 million plan was approved by the [Read More]

January 04, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

Development Update: Is the Edgewater Medical Center Redevelopment Finally On?

After years of speculation and numerous proposals, wrecking crews may finally start to work on the long-vacant Edgewater Medical Center complex. In January, CA Development is slated to start demolishing the center’s parking garage to make way for 15 new single-family homes, according to DNAinfo. They’re contracted by MCZ Development, which bid $7.5 million for [Read More]

January 04, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

Drones: Scope the Skyline with Chicago’s Best Drone Videos of the Year

Earlier this month, a Chicago and St. Louis-based contractor earned FAA approval to use drones to scope out construction sites, part of an expected wave of new applications for this technology that will transform how we view architecture and the built environment. With drones poised to change how we look at and film the built [Read More]

January 03, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Events, In the City, Locations

Hotel Boom Town: London Guarantee Hotel Renovation Now Has a $66M Price Tag

A recent permit issued for renovation work at the London Guarantee Building at 360 North Michigan Avenue places a $66 million price tag on the transformation of the 23-story historic building. Oxford Capital’s plans for one of the original Michigan Avenue Bridge anchors, a Beaux Arts beauty by Alfred Alschuler, includes retail and a lifestyle [Read More]

January 03, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

Parks & Rec: Architect Says More Still to Come From Maggie Daley Park

As the new Maggie Daley Park opened to mixed reviews this weekend, Blair Kamin spoke with park landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the design inspirations and directions behind the 25-acre addition to Grant Park. Much of the initial feedback has understandably focused on the new 700-person skating ribbon, a recreational centerpiece providing a [Read More]

December 15, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Events, In the City, Locations

Bootleg Homes: Clone of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House Wants $825K

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this far North Side home has more than certainly borrowed its design inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House in Hyde Park. However, this home may be more livable than its century-old idol as after all, it is a newer house. Built in [Read More]

November 02, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago
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