An aerial view of new Near North Side developments

An aerial view of the area bounded by Clark St and the Chicago River, from Chicago Ave (800 N) north to Division St (1200 N) reveals a location with a large amount of vacant land and tremendous potential for development. Developer Steven Fifield has called the area, which is bordered by thriving River West, River North, Old Town and Near North Side, “the hole in the doughnut.”

Earlier this year the Chicago Housing Authority released its draft plan (pdf) for the sixty-five acre remnant of Cabrini-Green it owns in the neighborhood. The draft plan contemplates “a low to midrise residential community south of Division Street that maximizes family-centered living and provides housing options for all incomes.”

An overview of the developments that have been proposed or are underway in the neighborhood suggests that it’s poised for substantial transformation regardless of the timetable for redeveloping the CHA’s property. We’ve plotted the following projects on the aerial view, above, of the neighborhood:

ANew Chase Bank branch, 755 N Larrabee

B600 West, Groupon headquarters

CFrances Cabrini row houses

D – 847 N Larrabee, 33 new apartments

E934 N Larrabee, 27 new apartments

F1018 N Larrabee, Noir, 9 new condos

G1168 N Halsted, 20,000 square feet of new retail

HDivision & Halsted, 192,000 square feet of new retail

I – New Target store

J625 W Division, 240 new apartments

K442 W Division, 82 new apartments

L459 W Division, 106 new apartments

MScott Residences, 71 new apartments

NClark & Division, 400 new apartments

OAtrium Village site, up to 1,500 new apartments

P915 N Orleans, 227 new apartments

Q – 858 N Franklin, 23 new apartments

R863 N Orleans, 72 new apartments

SAvant, 347 W Chestnut, 306 new apartments

T802-18 N Wells, development site

UCTA Brown Line stop at Chicago Ave

V – New Jesse White Community Center

W873 N Sedgwick, 40 new condos

XBasecamp River North, 47 sold-out new townhomes

You’ll find many more developments on our at-a-glance list of new downtown apartments.

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