Tag: zoning

The second coming of a Robert AM Stern high-rise to Chicago

The second coming of a Robert AM Stern high-rise to Chicago

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Related Midwest has selected "renowned New York architect Robert A.M. Stern" to design a high-rise ...
Obscure Chicago neighborhoods – Brynford Park

Obscure Chicago neighborhoods – Brynford Park

Brynford Park is an easy-to-overlook, tiny pocket of Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. The neighborhood takes its name from its southeastern corn ...
Development laugh lines, Old Town edition

Development laugh lines, Old Town edition

Developer Howard Weiner is proposing to build an 11-story residential and commercial building at the southwest corner of North Ave and Clark St, a ...
City making moves on massive South Loop site

City making moves on massive South Loop site

Greg Hinz at Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that Mayor Emanuel is making preparatory moves to gain control of a large site in the South Loo ...
Will a soft Lake Forest market lead to granny flats?

Will a soft Lake Forest market lead to granny flats?

Trib Local recently reported that Lake Forest is considering amending its zoning code to allow second living units, e.g. coach houses and garage a ...
Wolf Point proposal advances to Plan Commission

Wolf Point proposal advances to Plan Commission

Forty-second Ward Alderman Brendan Reillly's email newsletter this morning outlines a list of changes negotiated to the proposal for the redevelop ...
Zoning, title insurance and nasty possibilities

Zoning, title insurance and nasty possibilities

Real estate developers have been known to grant zoning laws all the respect that dogs give fire hydrants. I can recall instances where a Park Ridg ...
New apartment Fitz and starts

New apartment Fitz and starts

FitzGerald Associates' email newsletter arrives with the subject line "All the News That's Fitz," making the architectural firm a fit target for h ...
Prices go off the rails at Austin’s Galewood Crossings

Prices go off the rails at Austin’s Galewood Crossings

It's been nearly six years since we first looked in at The Enclave at Galewood Crossings, the 15-acre residential portion of a 50-acre mixed-use d ...
Quote of the day – 1,000s of professionals in scores of storefronts

Quote of the day – 1,000s of professionals in scores of storefronts

The Tribune and the Sun-Times reported on Ald. Proco Joe Moreno's proposal, which passed the City Council Zoning Committee, to allow a portion of ...
Would you pay $289 a buildable square foot for vacant land in Lake View?

Would you pay $289 a buildable square foot for vacant land in Lake View?

You'll find a number of multi-million dollar homes north of Addison along Wayne and Janssen. The home pictured above at 3804 N Janssen, for exampl ...
Quote of the day – B&Bs on every Evanston block

Quote of the day – B&Bs on every Evanston block

Trib Local is reporting that Evanston may be on the verge of approving its first bed and breakfast. The proposed lakefront site, a 6-bedroom, 4 ...
Streamlining zoning decisions in the 48th Ward

Streamlining zoning decisions in the 48th Ward

Today's e-mail from 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman led me indirectly to the 48th Ward Community Process for Zoning and Land Use Approvals (PDF). Th ...
Roommate tip – ask to see the lease

Roommate tip – ask to see the lease

Most Chicago landlords have a “one roommate per bedroom” policy. And most Chicago tenants have never read their lease. If you’re scanning Crai ...

$55K goes missing; zoning change expected in Little Village

The subplots and twists are mind-splintering in David Roeder's report on a proposed not-a-flea-market at 3200 S Kedzie in Chicago's Little Village nei ...
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