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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
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South Chicago, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

We’re taking a brief look at the state of each of the eight neighborhoods we spotlighted as Chicago’s hottest back in June of 2006. We’ve already revisited Woodlawn, Washington Park, Avondale and Near South Side. Next on our agenda is South Chicago, and our reporter had these observations: South Chicago, bounded by 79th Street, 95th ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 20, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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Can the South Works plan possibly work?

The headlines announce that Mayor Daley is seeking $98M in TIF funds for the redevelopment of the US Steel South Works site. Will this project be economically viable? For anyone, that is, besides the contractors who will build its infrastructure to the tune of $98M – before the inevitable huge cost overruns? As much as ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2010
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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
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Zoning Committee OKs South Works plan

“We’re talking about developing a city here, with new schools, roadways, infrastructure, transportation. This area is larger than the Loop.” – Alderman John Pope, 10th Ward, on the quickly advancing plan to redevelop the US Steel South Works site in South Chicago with approximately 3,000 condos and apartments and 1 million square feet of commercial ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 4, 2010
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Crain's: City mulls TIF for South Works site

The city’s Community Development Commission this afternoon is considering a tax increment financing district for the first phase of the 530-acre South Works steel mill site in South Chicago, according to Crain’s. US Steel and McCaffery Interests‘s “Market Common” plan (rendering at right) calls for more than 17,000 homes, 1 million square feet of retail ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 12, 2010