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What an Amazon warehouse in Pullman actually means
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What an Amazon warehouse in Pullman actually means

Shutterstock Huge property tax breaks, more trucks, higher pollution Amazon is headed for the South Side’s Pullman neighborhood—but is that really...

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Massive rental project at Broadway Treasure Island site clears key vote
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Massive rental project at Broadway Treasure Island site clears key vote

Chicago Department of Planning and Development Plus, three more Fulton Market towers are on the way A transit-oriented apartment development that...

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The debate over how Chicago should build affordable housing, explained
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The debate over how Chicago should build affordable housing, explained

A rendering of the development slated for 906 W. Randolph Street. The 300-unit skyscraper will include 20 percent affordable housing on-site. |...

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Would you visit a park on top of the Kennedy Expressway?
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Would you visit a park on top of the Kennedy Expressway?

A rendering of the Kennedy Expressway topped with public park space. | Courtesy RATIO Architects The highway-capping trend has caught on in other U...

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Douglas Park minigolf course redesign exposes West Side teens to architecture
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Douglas Park minigolf course redesign exposes West Side teens to architecture

Photo by Nathan Keay, courtesy Space p11 Interactive models of the course are on display at the Space p11 gallery in the Chicago pedway A...

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The Obama Center was supposed to break ground in 2018. What happened?
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The Obama Center was supposed to break ground in 2018. What happened?

The Obama Center’s 235-foot-tall museum building looms over the proposed athletic facility and children’s play area. | Obama Foundation It’s been...

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Community councils will guide development at Lincoln Yards and The 78
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Community councils will guide development at Lincoln Yards and The 78

A rendering of The 78, the massive mixed-use megaproject proposed for the south branch of the Chicago River. | Related Midwest Volunteers can apply...

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State Street apartments derailed over security concerns at nearby courthouse
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State Street apartments derailed over security concerns at nearby courthouse

A rendering of CA Venture’s proposal to turn 202 and 220 S. State Street in a massive rental complex. | Antunovich Associates The project would...

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These were Chicago’s 10 most important projects of the past decade
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These were Chicago’s 10 most important projects of the past decade

The Chicago Riverwalk is one of the most impactful development of the past ten years. | Shutterstock A lot happened in the 2010s. These were the...

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Chicago is hiring seven new city planners. Here’s why that matters.
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Chicago is hiring seven new city planners. Here’s why that matters.

Greystones in Bronzeville. | Carmen Troesser A new, holistic strategy will put citizens at the center of development City planners have their hand...

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How Fulton Market lost the last of its grit
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How Fulton Market lost the last of its grit

The $500,000 Fulton Market District gateway sign. | Shutterstock From meatpackers to tech workers Tucked away in a back-alley in Chicago’s hottest...

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Interior renderings: A look inside One Chicago’s high-tech condos
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Interior renderings: A look inside One Chicago’s high-tech condos

A rendering of a condo interior with a combined kitchen and seating area. | Courtesy JDL Development The 77 for-sale units are priced between $1.75...

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What were Chicago’s most important developments over the last decade?
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What were Chicago’s most important developments over the last decade?

Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park broke ground in 2012 and transformed the roof of an underground parking garage into a whimsical playground. |...

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Global climate coalition selects Loop site for ambitious carbon-neutral redevelopment
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Global climate coalition selects Loop site for ambitious carbon-neutral redevelopment

The collection of city-owned parcels that architects must transform in the Loop. | Courtesy of C40 Cities Architects will pitch sustainable...

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An illustrated guide to Chicago architecture
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An illustrated guide to Chicago architecture

Get to know signature styles from Chicago School, Prairie, and Millennium Modern Chicago is the ever-beating architectural heart of America: From...

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How a new city-backed program will help Chicago developers go green
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How a new city-backed program will help Chicago developers go green

The program has the potential to boost sustainability and economic development. | Getty Images/Caiaimage A Loop hotel conversion is the first...

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33-story apartment tower would replace historic Cassidy Tire warehouse
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33-story apartment tower would replace historic Cassidy Tire warehouse

A rendering of 344 N. Canal Street. | Courtesy 42nd Ward Chicago The Fulton River District proposal calls for 343 rental units A plan to demolish...

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Fulton Market development boom creeps north, toward River West
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Fulton Market development boom creeps north, toward River West

Courtesy ESG Architects West Town neighbors take issue with a 16-story office project at 400 N. Aberdeen Street In addition to pressing further...

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Chicago’s first zero-waste store makes plastic-free living easier
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Chicago’s first zero-waste store makes plastic-free living easier

A bundle of kitchen brushes by Zefiro. | Courtesy of Zefiro Bamboo kitchen brushes, beeswax wraps, and no-container cleaners Living sustainably isn...

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Uptown office building reborn as midcentury-inspired apartments
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Uptown office building reborn as midcentury-inspired apartments

The tropical game room features shuffle board, bumper pool, and foosball. | Images courtesy of Cedar Street The 342-unit project even comes with...

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9 best vintage furniture stores in Chicago
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9 best vintage furniture stores in Chicago

From eclectic antique markets to curated midcentury modern shops There’s something especially satisfying about a good vintage find: It has...

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What $3,000 rents in Chicago right now
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What $3,000 rents in Chicago right now

Photo courtesy of Lakeview 3200. What would you rent? Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar...

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West Loop library honored with AIA Illinois architectural award
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West Loop library honored with AIA Illinois architectural award

The library incorporates the brick walls, bow-truss ceiling, and skylights of the older buildings. | Images courtesy of Tom Harris Photography The...

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Is transit-oriented development finally ready to take off on Chicago’s South Side?
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Is transit-oriented development finally ready to take off on Chicago’s South Side?

A rendering of the eight-story TOD project slated for corner of 43rd Street and Calumet Avenue. | P3 Markets/Habitat Co. How a 91-unit apartment...

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Fulton Market boom moves west as two big projects clear key zoning vote
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Fulton Market boom moves west as two big projects clear key zoning vote

A rendering of the 16-story Standard Hotel slated for 1234 W. Randolph Street. | NORR Architects, courtesy Chicago Department of Planning and...

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Supertall Tribune Tower East proposal returns with minimal changes
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Supertall Tribune Tower East proposal returns with minimal changes

Tribune Tower East includes 125 condos, 439 rental apartments, and 200 hotel rooms. | Images courtesy of CIM/Gloub The planned skyscraper will...

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford drops $4.1M on West Loop condo
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford drops $4.1M on West Loop condo

The Hayden West Loop development at 1109 W. Washington Boulevard. | Photo courtesy of VHT Studios The unit has private elevator access and an 850...

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Can the world’s largest Starbucks perk up Chicago’s Mag Mile?
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Can the world’s largest Starbucks perk up Chicago’s Mag Mile?

The 56-foot steel cask at the center of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. | Courtesy of Starbucks The Willy Wonka of coffee has arrived in Chicago...

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Gotham Greens opens a second greenhouse in rapidly redeveloping Pullman
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Gotham Greens opens a second greenhouse in rapidly redeveloping Pullman

Inside Gotham Greens’ new greenhouse which uses a hydroponic system. | Gotham Greens It’s another sign of the neighborhood’s “renaissance,” says...

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What $2,000 rents in Chicago right now
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What $2,000 rents in Chicago right now

Photos courtesy of Joy Kyriakopulos/Domu. Options include an artsy condo in Logan Square and a three bedrooms in Bronzeville Welcome to Curbed...

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