Our Neighborhood

Located just west of Chicago’s downtown “Loop”, the West Loop is a vibrant and rapidly growing urban neighborhood in the heart of the city.  The area has undergone several transformations over the years since settlers first arrived in the area in the early 1800s. Neighborhood Composition The boundaries of the...

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History of the West Loop

First settlements – From its earliest days, the West Loop has been an area of contrast.  In the mid-1800s, while Chicago’s poor were erecting shanties on the prairie land west of the river, nearby some of the wealthiest families in Chicago lived in large homes near Union Park and along...

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310 N. Sangamon (PVJS Company)

Development Proposal On Monday, January 8, 2018, representatives from PVJS Company (owner/developer), Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architect), and DLA Piper (attorney) presented a proposal for a twelve-story (165 ft) office building located at 310 N. Sangamon, the current Amerigas site one block east of Google and across an alley from Ace...

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General Safety Rules and Tips

Below are PDFs and links for safety information. Aggressive Panhandling Alley Safety Animal Cruelty Beware of Burglars Burglary Prevention Child Abuse Child Safety Choking Curfew Dog Fighting Gangs Hate Crimes Home Security Identity Thelf Illegal Parties Internet Safety Prevent Theft Safe Buildings Landlords Safe Buildings Residents School Safety Shaken Baby...

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Initiatives

Neighbors of West Loop is always looking for ways to engage our community to improve quality of life for residents. We are currently working on several projects around the neighborhood – please email info@neighborsofwestloop.com to participate! The Neighborhood Plan Soon to be released, the Neighborhood Plan will act as a resident-driven...

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2017 NoWL Development Review

The past year has been another cycle of extraordinary development in our neighborhood. The Neighbors of West Loop Development Committee has worked hard to keep up with everything, help residents understand the impacts of each new project, gather input from the community, and relay our positions to the West Loop aldermen. Since January we...

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330, 333, 360 N. Green & 345 N. Sangamon (Sterling Bay)

Development Proposal On December 11, 2017, Anthony Hrusovsky of Sterling Bay, along with Brett Taylor of Gensler presented proposal for four structures over three parcels.  The properties reviewed were: 330 N. Green Street, formerly the Coyne College (read the development questionnaire here) 333 N. Green Street, formerly the Coyne College...

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310 N. Peoria (MRR Palmer Square)

Development Proposal On December 11, 2017, Michael Ezgur (Acosta Ezgur, LLC), Howard Hirsch (Hirsch Associates, LLC), and Relu Stan (Fulton Market Kitchen) presented a proposal to rehab the 4-story structure located at 310 N.  Peoria Street.  The proposal includes rehabilitation of the existing structure and the addition of a 5th story.  To...

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1220 W. Jackson (LG Development)

Development Proposal On Monday evening, December 11, 2017, George Sorich (NORR Architects), Michael Ezgur (Acosta Ezgur, LLC), and Gabe Leahu (LG Development Group) presented a plan for a proposed 10-story (127 ft. tall) residential and retail building for 1220 W. Jackson Boulevard. The plan requires a zoning change from M1-3...

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November CAPS Beat 1224 Meeting Recap

Here is a summary of the December 6, 2017 Beat 1224 CAPS meeting: The meeting began with a discussion of crimes committed in the last two months. Many categories went down but narcotics was added to the list. Discussion next turned to two recent violent crimes: a woman was attacked...

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