Alderman Burnett

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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NoWL Statement on Draft West Loop Design Guidelines

September 18, 2017 Re:  Draft West Loop Design Guidelines Dear Mr. Garcia, Neighbors of West Loop (NoWL) would like to thank the City Department of Planning & Development (DPD) for initiating the process of creating design guidelines for the portion of the West Loop located west of I-90/94 and for...

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801 W. Lake – Second Presentation (Shapack Partners)

(Please see our earlier blog post for an overview of Shapack Partners’ first presentation on this development at the NoWL Development Committee’s August meeting.) Updated Proposal On Monday, November 14, 2016, Jeff Shapack and his team returned to the Development Committee to present updates to the proposed property: The developers...

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845 W. Madison (H2O Site)

Development Proposal On Monday, September 12, 2016, Chad Broderick from the John Buck Company, Tom Weeks of Lendlease Development, and Greg Randall from GREC Architects presented an updated concept for a proposed development at 845 W. Madison (H2O site).  The site was originally proposed as a four-building complex on top...

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NOWL night at Kit and Ace 9.29.16

Last night it was NOWL night at Kit and Ace and one of the developers involved in many past, current and future West Loop projects, Jeff Shapack, addressed a crowd of about fifty West Loop residents, including Ald. Burnett (27th Ward.) Mr. Shapack, founder & CEO of Shapack Partners, shared his experiences...

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Development Committee July Meeting

Overview The July meeting of the Neighbors of West Loop Development Committee did not include any developer presentations.  Instead, the attendees discussed several topics, as described below. Feedback on Recently Presented Developments 848 W. Randolph (Nobu Hotel): The committee identified parking as the top issue for this development.  May will...

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848 W Randolph – Nobu Hotel

On Monday, June 13, Rolando Acosta from Acosta Ezgur, LLC along with Spiro Tsaparas and Mark Hunt from 854 Randolph, LLC presented the updated proposal for 848 W Randolph (Nobu). 848 W Randolph is in the 27th Ward. The location is currently a vacant lot. The new facility will include...

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1210 W. Lake – R^2 Companies

    Matt Duhig with R^2 and Bernie Citron & Talar Hovnanian of Thompson Coburn met with the NOWL Development Committee to discuss a proposed development at 1210 W. Lake Street. R^2 currently owns the building, which has Wizard Werks auto body shop as its sole tenant. Wizard Works expressed...

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