March 2016

Found 8 blog entries for March 2016.

Spring is here and the City of Chicago is ripe with an excess of events and activities all throughout the month of April.

Shamrock Shuffle 8K- April 3

St. Patrick’s Day may be long past, but you’ll have plenty of reason to break out the green cheering on racers of the Shamrock Shuffle 8K.  The traditional kickoff for the running season starts and ends in Grant Park, taking participants throughout the downtown area beginning bright and early on April 3.

Opening Day for Chicago White Sox- April 8

Baseball fans get ready to cheer!  The Chicago White Sox are back for opening day on April 8.

Opening Day for Chicago Cubs- April 11

Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field on April 11.

Chicago International Movies & Music Festival-

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Some neighbors of a proposed luxury condo development are passing around information in opposition of the plan.  Known as 403 N. Wabash, the plan is to construct a building on top of a parking garage to the north of Trump tower.  Although the plan first made news in 2014, only recently have neighbors at nearby 405 N. Wabash begun to take renewed interest in the design.

A flyer circulating among neighbors sites “safety concerns”, arguing the development would be too close to Trump Tower and to River Plaza.  The River Plaza Homeowners Association Board has since placed a petition for residents to sign in the lobby of River Plaza.

The flyer includes a rendering of the project’s new design.  Previously more curved on the side facing the river, the new design

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Winter in Chicago can be cold, dark, dreary, and any other negative word you can find to describe what most would say is their least favorite season. But for those of us who truly love living in Chicago, it’s still possible to find beauty in our amazing city even during the dark days of winter. And there’s no better proof of that than what’s on display in this mesmerizing video that captures some of Chicago’s most well known places during the height of the winter season.

Familiar spots in the video include the United Center, Adams and Sangamon Park in the West Loop, Roosevelt University, Grant Park, the Adler Planetarium, Maggie Daley Park, the new 606 Trail, the Congress Hotel, the University of Chicago, and so many other recognizable places.

The

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More Fulton Market offices could soon be on the way thanks to a new construction permit at 1330 W. Fulton.  Known as Fulton West, the plan is to finish off a partially completed development that has stood in limbo for more than a decade.

Sterling Bay plans to tackle the nine-story commercial development.  Including 290,000 square feet of office space, the development will offer such extras as private balconies, a rooftop terrace and a large amount of landscaped green space for tenants.  In addition, the project will include 610 parking spaces, located on-site.

The development firm behind the plan is the same one responsible for reimagining the Fulton Cold Storage Building, otherwise known as 1K Fulton.  The site of a former warehouse now serves as home

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Luxury abounds within the walls of 101 North.  This landmark location once housed The Village Theater and has now been intricately restored and renovated into a boutique condo building.

With ten stories, the reimagined 1916 building offers 32 residences, all custom designed and sized from around 2,600 to 3,400 square feet.  With open floor plans, the homes feature gourmet kitchens, elegant en-suite baths and private terraces.  As well, the homes are built for entertaining and include the addition of smart home technology.

Condo buyers have the opportunity to consult privately with an interior design firm, giving each home individual style.  As well, owners work with custom kitchen designers to outfit their homes with the finishes, style and layout that work

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 Luxury abounds in the River North neighborhood, where a handful of exceptional lofts now top $1 million.

 (420 W Grand Ave)

With three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a 7,900 square foot unit within 420 W Grand Avenue comes complete with wood flooring, exposed ceilings, and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.  Priced at $2.89 million, the unit is part of a remodeled turn of-the-century building.

(900 N. Kingsbury Street)

Priced at $1.4 million, a unit within 900 N. Kingsbury Street includes a sensational wrap-around terrace, offering 1,400 square feet of additional outdoor living space, as well as breathtaking city and lake views.  Stepping inside, the loft-style unit includes walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.  In addition, the building offers a doorman,

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Construction of a new River North condominium building is moving forward at 61 W. Erie.  A long time film processing company is being demolished to make room for the 12-story building.

LG Development Group is behind the project, bringing 10 high-end condo units to the area.  In February the developer asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a special use permit to encompass the site’s projected 12 indoor parking stalls planned for the building’s ground floor.  While a decision on that has been passed off to April, the firm is forging ahead with its newly acquired demolition permit.

LG took over the project, originally planned by MCZ Development and revealed publicly in 2013.  At that time, the building included 10 stories, with zoning granted in

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The City of Chicago is one step closer to taking over the old abandoned post office along the riverfront.  Earlier this month Mayor Rahm Emanuel received support from the Community Development Commission to invoke power of eminent domain over the property.

The site has stood vacant since 1995.  It was sold to British-born developer Bill Davies in 2009 with the promise of a multi-billion dollar plan to repurpose the building and construct a number of high-rise towers.  The city gave its approval to that plan in 2013 but since that time no work has been done.

Due to a lack of any action being taken, plus the current state of the building, City Hall announced in February plans to take over the building itself and put it on a redevelopment path. 

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