Union West Update

(Please click here for the initial post about this development.) A community meeting was held for this development on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Despite the cold temperatures, over 100 people attended the event.  Due to Alderman Solis’s absence from the meeting, it was announced that it would not be considered...

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Austin Baker: Culinary Interview Series

Welcome to the second installment of the NOWL Culinary Interview Series! In the inaugural piece, we spoke with Rachel Driver Spreckan, the National Wine Director at City Winery. We would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Rachel on the birth of her daughter, Lillian Eleanor Spreckan. We cannot wait...

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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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1201 W. Lake (McCaffrey Interests)

Development Proposal On Monday, November 14, 2016, Edmund Woodbury and Dean Welch (McCaffery Interests) and architect Joseph Antunovich (Antunovich Associates) presented a proposed 7-story (106 ft) office building on the southwest corner of Lake and Racine (1201 W. Lake).  The site sits within the “Randolph Row” subarea of the Fulton...

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Neighborhood Plan – Jackson Corridor Focus Group

This meeting is the next of five focus group discussions about the Neighborhood Plan, which is intended to be a vision for the future of the West Loop, one that promotes preservation and progress.  This meeting addresses the “Jackson Corridor”, the area bounded by Ashland on the west, Green on...

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Rachel Driver Speckan: Culinary Interview Series

Welcome to our new Culinary Interview Series! Neighbors of West Loop intends to shed some light on the culinary talents that operate in our backyard that is the West Loop of Chicago. I figured that we might as well kick this project off with a nice glass of vino, so who better...

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Union West (Verde Communities/ZOM Mid-Atlantic)

Development Proposal On Monday, October 10, 2016, Jesse Levine with Verde Communities, Tom Kerwin with bKL Architecture, and Jerry Schain of Schain Banks Law presented their concept for a proposed development on the block bounded by Madison & Washington, Morgan & Sangamon (Ward 25).  Consisting of three apartment buildings with...

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CAPS Beat 1224 – October Meeting

Beat Meeting-CAPS Beat 1224      10/5/16  Thank you everyone for attending and being a part of the conversation about our community. Thank you to restaurant and bar owners who were also present.  Attending the Beat Meeting is a recommend part of the liquor license holder and shows the community, City of...

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210 N. Carpenter (Sterling Bay)

Development Proposal On Monday, October 10, 2016, Fred Krol and other representatives from Sterling Bay and Katie Jahnke Dale from DLA Piper presented a proposed office building to be located on Lake between Aberdeen and Carpenter (Ward 27).  The building would span the entire width of the block along Lake,...

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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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