Neighborhood Plan – Madison Corridor Focus Group

This meeting is the first 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, progress, and prosperity.  This meeting addresses the “Madison Corridor”, the area bounded by Ashland on the west, Green...

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The Neighborhood Plan

Neighbors of West Loop has recently started an initiative to develop a planning document for the West Loop known as the Neighborhood Plan.  This plan will be developed with input directly from residents about development topics like development guidelines, parking availability, green space, and public safety. When complete and adopted, the Neighborhood Plan will act as...

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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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110 N. Carpenter – Sterling Bay

On Wednesday, July 20 Fred Krol and other representatives of Sterling Bay presented their plans for 110 N. Carpenter/1045 W. Randolph in the 27th Ward, which will house the future McDonald’s global headquarters. The building is planned to be 150 ft in height (125 ft to the brick parapet of...

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833 W. Jackson – Crayton Advisors

Development Proposal On Monday, June 13, representatives of Crayton Advisors presented a proposed rooftop penthouse on the existing property at 833 W. Jackson in the 27th Ward. The building is located near 850 W. Jackson (an office building), Jak’s Tap, a parking lot, and other properties owned by Crayton Partners....

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15-27 N. May/1111 W. Washington – Peerless Real Estate

Development Proposal On Monday, June 13 Matthew Wilbur of Macon Construction, representatives of Peerless Real Estate, and Jill Hart with A Curated Wall presented a proposed two-building development located along May Street in the 25th Ward and on Washington Boulevard in the 27th Ward. The buildings will provide large, single-family...

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1150 W. Adams – Soul City Church

Development Proposal On Monday, June 13, Jarrett Stevens, pastor from Soul City Church and Tim Swanson from Cannon Design presented their plans for the expansion of Soul City Church just east of its current location at 1150 W. Adams in the 27th Ward. The new facility will include a 1,000-seat...

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“It’s Your Park Day” at Skinner Park

Thanks to everyone that came out to Skinner Park on Saturday, June 18 for the Chicago Parks Foundation’s “It’s Your Park Day“!  From 9 am until well into the afternoon, over 30 people came out to help pull weeds, spread mulch, and pick up trash to help make Skinner Park...

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Community Meeting on Development – Recap

Meeting Summary On Monday, June 20, Neighbors of West Loop (NOWL) hosted a community meeting on the rapid pace of development in the West Loop. Specific topics included an overview of NOWL, the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus, the NOWL Neighborhood Plan, and an open discussion. If you could not join the...

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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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