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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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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1134 W. Washington – Publishing House B&B

Development Proposal On Monday, September 12, 2016, owner Shawn Uldridge presented Publishing House Bed & Breakfast, which is planned to open at 1134 W. Washington Blvd in the spring of 2017. The former Museum of Holography, the building includes a garden/basement level and three stories above. The project will include...

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905 & 942 W. Fulton – Thor

Development Proposal On Monday, August 8, 2016, Geoff Ross from Thor Equities and Krista Weir of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture presented two proposed office/retail building developments along Fulton Street. The first development involves the restoration and expansion of two existing historic buildings on the southwest corner of Fulton and Peoria (905...

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855 W. Adams – Acosta Ezgur

Development Proposal On Monday, August 8, 2016, representatives from Acosta Ezgur, Fitzgerald Architects, and Crayton Advisors presented a proposed 168 ft (15-story) building along Peoria between Adams and Jackson (211 S. Peoria/855 W. Adams). The building, which would replace an existing two-story commercial building and parking lot, would include 267...

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