Alderman Burnett

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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171 N Green (Bridgford Food Corporation)

Representatives from property owner Bridgford Food Corporation, attorney DLA Piper, and architect Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture presented a proposed 13-story (153 ft) building on the site of the Bridgford Foods, which sits within the “Lake Street Business and Service” area of the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan. The proposal also includes...

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900 W Randolph (Tucker Development)

Representatives from developer Tucker Development, attorney DLA Piper, and architect OKW presented their plans for the renovation of several properties and the construction of a proposed 19-story (+194 ft) building on the site occupied by Quality Foods (900 W. Randolph). Located within the “Lake Street Business and Service” area of...

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