Author Archives: WestAdmin

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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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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1515 W. Monroe, Former Salvation Army Site (Cedar Street)

Development Proposal On Monday November 13, 2017, Mark Heffron of Cedar Street presented a proposed redevelopment of the former Salvation Army Freedom Center site located at Monroe and Ashland. This five-building complex has been vacant since the Salvation Army relocated the Freedom Center to West Humboldt Park in 2014. Currently...

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West Loop Public Safety Roundup

The neighborhood has mobilized in response to the recent uptick in crime in the West Loop. Here is a rundown of recent events and where things stand as well as a list of upcoming events and meetings: After a morning attack and robbery along Fulton Street in late October, the...

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State of the 27th Ward (2017)

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Neighbors of West Loop hosted a “State of the 27th Ward” event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in the 27th Ward and the West Loop as a whole, including public...

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725 W. Randolph (Related Midwest)

Development Proposal On Monday, October 9, representatives of Related Midwest presented a proposal for a 680 ft (58-story) hotel/apartment building/gym located on the south side of Randolph between the expressway and Halsted. The developer has purchased all of the buildings on the parcel between Randolph and Court Place (including the...

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