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Reilly Reports a good read, Reilly ego notwithstanding

View of Grant Park, Chicago

We have, on occasion, called attention to what we perceived as arrogant behavior on the part of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, and linked to one of his critics. We’ve also suggested that an egregiously haughty approach to development merits being described as Reillyesque. It’s only fair, therefore, that we take note of something that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 2, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Nausea-inducing NIMBYism in Streeterville?

Captain Streeter, Streeter Place

Last week we reported that the affordable housing component had been scrapped in favor of offices in the proposed development at 410 E Grand Ave in Streeterville. Some background from the Greg Hinz on Politics blog: At issue were plans recently announced by Golub Real Estate to build two residential structures on what now is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 2, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Golub to present revised plans for Streeterville development

410 E Grand Ave rendering Chicago

Golub & Company has revised its plans for the site at 410 E Grand Ave in Streeterville. The revised plan calls for a 45-story residential tower with 490 apartments, ground floor retail space and 270 parking spaces. The affordable housing component in the companion building has been scrapped in favor of an 8-story commercial / ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day – the urbanism of exhaustion

Connors Park proposal

Architecture critic Lynn Becker is not pleased with 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly’s proposal for the triangular park at Chestnut, Rush and Wabash. Becker calls it the “tea house that ate Connors Park” and concludes: This is the urbanism of exhaustion and surrender, a declaration that the third largest city in the United States, in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 7, 2011

Was the Alderman misquoted on the proposed Gold Coast apartment tower?

Clark & Division

Crain’s Chicago Business (subscription required) Is reporting that Jewel is taking bids from high-rise developers for its site at Clark and Division in the Gold Coast, and that three major developers are competing for what may ultimately be a 40-story apartment tower. Crain’s suggests that another NIMBY battle is on the verge of breaking out, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 5, 2011