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ChicagoNorth Side

Children’s Hospital site headed for the Plan Commission

Children's Hospital site

The two-and-a-half year saga regarding plans for the redevelopment of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park is nearing its endgame. A recent email from Alderman Smith’s office linked to an outline of a deal (pdf) reached with McCaffery Interests that enables the developer to seek approval of the approval at the February 20 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Watch the Children’s Hospital community meeting at Livestream

Children's Hospital

The latest revision of the plans for the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park will be the topic of a community meeting scheduled for 6:30 pm this evening, Tuesday, January 14th at the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. A detailed outline of the plans and a video summarizing them can be found ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Down-sized plans for Children’s Hospital site in Lincoln Park

Children's Hospital retail

Yesterday’s email newsletter (pdf) from 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith had an outline of revised plans for the redevelopment of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park. A more detailed outline of the plan is available via a link from the newsletter, and a video summarizing the plan can be found at the project’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 20, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park development – the next scene in the show that never ends

Children's Memorial Hospital

In Lincoln Park, new construction on almost any scale, large or small, is a process that’s akin to a multi-act multi-scene drama. The process, like all primitive forms of theater, involves highly ritualized dancing and storytelling. Audience participation and aggressive stereotyping make for a good show – if it’s one you haven’t seen too often ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Could Roosevelt Collection convert to condos?

Roosevelt Collection

Daniel McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests, had this to say at a recent Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) event, according to a recent news release: There is life in homeownership in Chicago, and some renters will become condo owners. We could convert our 342 apartments at the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop to condos today ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Bernardin apartments, 747 N Wabash Ave, River North

The Bernardin

The Bernardin, 747 N Wabash Ave, is a 25-story, 171-unit boutique apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The property also includes 201 parking spaces and 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. The Bernardin is named after Joseph Bernardin, a Catholic Cardinal who served as Archbishop of Chicago. The Bernardin was completed in 2005. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 11, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park’s shuttered hospitals

Lincoln Park hospitals

The redevelopment of two major hospital sites in Lincoln Park, both visible in the above photo, isn’t moving forward at warp speed. Webster Square, the former Lincoln Park Hospital (Grant Hospital before that), was waiting on the imminent issuance of full building permits when I last checked in with the site. Some work is proceeding ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 30, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Visit a vanished world on Chicago’s southeast side

Hegewisch, Chicago

Wrapped in Steel is an hour-and-a-half look at South Chicago, South Deering, East Side and Hegewisch. Jim Martin shot the Emmy-nominated documentary in 1983 and it was broadcast nationally on PBS in 1984. The video begins with a look at the East Side Parade, then-Governor Thompson and 10th Ward Alderman Vrdolyak, and the Washington High ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Can you imagine the South Side as home to a game-changing urban ideal?

McCaffery, South Works

Or is McCaffery Interests overly optimistic in anticipating a 25 to 45-year time frame for completion of its Lakeside development? McCaffery Interests posted the above video at YouTube yesterday. It appears to address developers who might have an interest in acquiring land and building on the nearly 600-acre former site of US Steel. From the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Still no signs of new retail at the Roosevelt Collection

Roosevelt Collection, Chicago

It’s been 10 months since developer Dan McCaffery announced plans for the “full-fledged construction on the main plaza at Roosevelt Collection:” Construction on the property will begin immediately so that we can stay on track to host a Grand Opening before November 1st of this year. In addition to having construction complete by that time, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 22, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Watch the Children’s Memorial Town Hall Meeting from home tonight

DePaul Student Center, Chicago

As everyone with an interest in the project knows by now, the current proposal for redevelopment of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park includes nearly 1,000 apartments in 14-, 24- and 27-story towers and 164,500 square feet of retail space. The proposal, which requires a rezoning of the property, will be discussed at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 26, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

McCaffery wins Children’s Memorial site in Lincoln Park

Crain’s and the Sun-Times are both reporting that McCaffery Interests Inc. has been selected as the winning bidder for the redevelopment of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park. Few details of the winning proposal, which involves a mix of residential and commercial uses, are available.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 14, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Sing a song of South Works?

Say what? On Thursday, Jam Productions, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, McCaffery Interests, and aldermen Sandi Jackson and John Pope will reveal the details of a three-day, multi-stage music festival planned for… is this right…South Works? That’s the word from Jim DeRogatis, who says the old US Steel grounds may be the site of the Dave Matthews ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 5, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Rogers Park gets a LEED Silver building

The Morgan at Loyola Station, Chicago

Cleaning out the Yo inbox is like digging in between sofa cushions — all sorts of goodies can fall beneath the cracks. Take, for example, the announcement from early March about The Morgan at Loyola Station apartment complex becoming Rogers Park’s first LEED Silver development. The mixed-use complex, located at 1209 W Arthur Ave, owes ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 28, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Roosevelt Collection sells at half its cost

Roosevelt Collection, Chciago

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (apparently behind its paywall) that a deal is imminent for the sale of the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop. The sale of the project, which cost approximately $350 million to build, will fetch between $160 and $175 million, according to the Crain’s report, resulting in the loss of Centrum ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

A video look at the vision for South Works

Despite its undeniable audacity and importance, I have trouble working up much interest in the plans to revitalize the South Works site. I can’t get myself past the gnawing feeling that this will be a long-running, costly failure and, for that, an embarrassment to the city. I suspect that whatever success it achieves will come ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

McCaffery opens marketing center for US Steel redevelopment

Lakeside, Chicago

“This will change the entire face of the South Side, which now has the perception as not being a nice place to go. I saw a map the other day, a basic Chicago map, that ended at 74th Street. We need to do something to lift up these peoples lives and do something special.” – ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 13, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

Kamin: More Chicago, less Virginia for South Works, please

Trib columnist Blair Kamin digs the broad strokes of the South Works redevelopment plan but hopes developer McCaffrey Interests and architect Antunovich Associates “fine-tune their Virginia model” (the plan is based in part on McCaffrey and Antunovich’s Market Common in Arlington) “and embrace South Works’ special brand of industrial grit.” Read all more Blair’s thoughts ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 17, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

McCaffery opening on-site marketing center for US Steel redevelopment this fall

When you hear that the old US Steel site in South Chicago won’t be fully redeveloped until 2055, it’s easy to assume that everything will move at a very deliberate pace. I wasn’t expecting McCaffery Interests to set up shop on site by year’s end, that’s for sure. According to a news release from McCaffery, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on August 13, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

Quick hits: South Works proposal is a go

The City Council has approved McCaffery Interests‘ plan for a whole lot o’ condos, apartments, and retail spaces at the old US Steel South Works site in South Chicago. Don’t hold your breath, though — McCaffery talks about this development in terms of decades, not years.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 9, 2010