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No shortcuts for One Central megadevelopment, says Lightfoot
Blog 3 days ago
No shortcuts for One Central megadevelopment, says Lightfoot

The mayor questions the need for a transit hub in the South Loop Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made it clear, once again, that the proposed...

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Affordable artist housing project inches forward in Humboldt Park
Blog 3 days ago
Affordable artist housing project inches forward in Humboldt Park

The plan will bring a theater, art gallery, and 24 affordable-rate units to Division Street A long-discussed plan to build a five-story, mixed-use...

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Bike to the office and win prizes during Chicago Bike Week
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Bike to the office and win prizes during Chicago Bike Week

Join hundreds at rallies, rides, and a bike to work challenge If you bike to the office, get ready for a little competition on your commute. The...

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New apartments pitched for vacant Edgewater lot
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New apartments pitched for vacant Edgewater lot

It includes 59 rental units and parking for 61 cars In Edgewater, Chicago-based developer Quest Realty Group is looking to build a six-story, 59...

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Transit-oriented development replacing Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park
Blog 6 days ago
Transit-oriented development replacing Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park

The six-story building will contain retail topped by 60 rental units Last week, developer Sam Goldman presented a proposal to redevelop the site of...

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River West apartments ready to rise along the Kennedy Expressway
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River West apartments ready to rise along the Kennedy Expressway

The transit-oriented project includes 188 rental units and 82 parking spaces A new mid-rise apartment building has received the all-clear to begin...

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Remembering Stanley Tigerman: Designers, journalists, and fans share tributes
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Remembering Stanley Tigerman: Designers, journalists, and fans share tributes

The architect is remembered for his visionary designs and larger-than-life personality Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman passed away Monday night...

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15 projects from iconoclast architect Stanley Tigerman
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15 projects from iconoclast architect Stanley Tigerman

He was one of the godfathers of Chicago architecture Known as one of the godfathers of Chicago architecture, the influential, outspoken architect...

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Glassy hotel pitched for narrow lot across from Palace Theatre
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Glassy hotel pitched for narrow lot across from Palace Theatre

The project would contain 310 rooms and no on-site parking Developer Convexity Properties wants to develop a narrow downtown parking lot at 180 W....

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How global designers will collaborate at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
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How global designers will collaborate at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

International architects and academics will work with locals The Chicago Architecture Biennial team announced more than 80 artists, architects,...

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How to pick a neighborhood in Chicago
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How to pick a neighborhood in Chicago

Seven things to consider before choosing your new home I live in a yellow brick six-flat (a building with six units) in Ukrainian Village, a...

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The Chicago renters’ guide
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The Chicago renters’ guide

Everything you need to know about renting in Chicago So you’re taking the plunge and moving to Chicago. Congrats, the biggest decision is out of...

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Here’s what $425K buys in Chicago
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Here’s what $425K buys in Chicago

Check out properties in Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, and the South Loop Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy...

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More apartments, coliving units headed to Chicago’s South Loop
Blog 2 weeks ago
More apartments, coliving units headed to Chicago’s South Loop

The projects would replace the parking lots at 410 S. Wabash Avenue and 633 S. LaSalle Street Already of abuzz with construction, Chicago’s South...

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Most Chicagoans live 10 minutes from a park, but there’s room for improvement
Blog 2 weeks ago
Most Chicagoans live 10 minutes from a park, but there’s room for improvement

More dog parks and restrooms needed While Chicago may not have the reputation as the most equitable place when it comes city services, investments,...

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Billion dollar investments haven’t fixed inequality in Chicago, report says
Blog 3 weeks ago
Billion dollar investments haven’t fixed inequality in Chicago, report says

Urban Institute puts stark numbers to the city’s inequity The disinvestment across Chicago neighborhoods, especially on the south and west sides is...

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Here’s what the Micheal Reese redevelopment could look like
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Here’s what the Micheal Reese redevelopment could look like

The vacant Bronzeville site has entertained its fair share of grandiose proposals Megadevelopments like Lincoln Yards and The 78 might have...

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Glassy offices to rise atop the West Loop’s old ‘Prairie Farmer’ building
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Glassy offices to rise atop the West Loop’s old ‘Prairie Farmer’ building

The development will breathe new life into the former home of “Prairie Farmer” magazine and WLS Studios The West Loop’s office boom is showing few...

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At Lightfoot inauguration, developers were called out for lack of affordable housing
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At Lightfoot inauguration, developers were called out for lack of affordable housing

Lightfoot’s first executive order will end aldermanic privilege During her inauguration speech on Monday, new Mayor Lori Lightfoot was “humble and...

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High-rise replacing garage near Millennium Park revealed in new renderings
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High-rise replacing garage near Millennium Park revealed in new renderings

The glassy project calls for a mix of rental apartments and condominium units A long-rumored project from architect-developer Thomas Roszak and...

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Pilsen Historic District gets OK from Landmarks Commission
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Pilsen Historic District gets OK from Landmarks Commission

The landmark district would be one of the largest in Chicago and the first to include murals The city took a significant step towards establishing...

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Uber considers Chicago’s Old Post Office building for massive lease
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Uber considers Chicago’s Old Post Office building for massive lease

It could be of the largest leases signed in Chicago Uber is considering a massive lease in Chicago’s long-vacant Old Post Office at 433 West Van...

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Chicago’s Garfield Green development proposal wins global design competition
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Chicago’s Garfield Green development proposal wins global design competition

The project addresses climate change through sustainability On Wednesday, the mayor’s office announced Chicago’s Garfield Green housing proposal...

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Affordable housing development ready to move forward in Logan Square
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Affordable housing development ready to move forward in Logan Square

The 100-unit project has secured the support of 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa A plan to build a new seven-story, 100 percent affordable...

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$500M Willis Tower renovation shows off curvy new skylight
Blog 1 month ago
$500M Willis Tower renovation shows off curvy new skylight

Watch the 240-pane glass roof come together in a time-lapse video As construction on the 300,000-square-foot “Catalog” addition at the base of...

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Live-work loft with arched windows seeks $750K in Printer’s Row
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Live-work loft with arched windows seeks $750K in Printer’s Row

Heigh ceilings, timber beams, oversized arched windows, and hardwood floors Buyers seeking a flexible downtown timber loft might have a difficult...

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Chicago kicks off summer season with Riverwalk celebration events
Blog 1 month ago
Chicago kicks off summer season with Riverwalk celebration events

There’s fishing, theater, architecture talks, and fireworks We’ve almost made it through a chilly, rainy, and even snowy spring. Summer is right...

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Inside The Paragon, the South Loop’s newest high-tech apartment tower
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Inside The Paragon, the South Loop’s newest high-tech apartment tower

The 47-story Michigan Avenue rental development is open for business After two years of construction, The Paragon—the South Loop’s newest and...

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North Center condo development rises at corner of Lincoln and Grace
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North Center condo development rises at corner of Lincoln and Grace

Known as Grace Pointe, the project will bring 15 units to the North Side neighborhood In Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, a new four-story...

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Top City Hall planner regrets lack of progress on South Works, Michael Reese sites
Blog 1 month ago
Top City Hall planner regrets lack of progress on South Works, Michael Reese sites

Chicago Planning and Development Commissioner David Reifman announced his retirement on Monday After presiding over one the most significant...

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