166 N. Aberdeen (MCZ Development)

Development Proposal On Monday, January 09, 2017, architects Gary Kohn, Vladimir Andrejevic, and Basil Souder of SCB (Solomon Cordwell Buenz) along with Todd Mullen and Michael Lerner of MCZ Development presented a proposed 20-story (~238 ft.) residential and retail building for the property at 166 N. Aberdeen – formerly Fabbri...

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170 N. Green – Second Presentation (Bridgford Foods Site)

Development Proposal On Monday, January 9, 2017, Richard Bridgford of Bridgford Food Corporation property owner, attorney Richard Klawiter of DLA Piper, and architect Megan Zack of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture presented a revised proposal for a structure on the site of the Bridgford Foods, which sits within the “Lake Street Business and...

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Fulton & Ogden (Trammel Crow)

Development Proposal On Monday, January 09, 2017, Johnny Carlson of Trammell Crow Chicago Development Inc.  along with Aaron Roseth of ESG Architects presented a proposed 19-story (~198 ft.) residential and retail building for the property at 213 – 233 N. Ogden and 1367 – 1377 N. Fulton Market.  Currently the...

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WCA/MPC Plan – NoWL Perspective

In May of 2016 the West Central Association (WCA), the chamber of commerce for the West Loop, Near West Side, University Village/Little Italy, and Illinois Medical District, retained the services of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to compile guidelines for future growth in the WCA service area.  The WCA, MPC,...

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CAPS, Beat 1224 December Meeting

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 Chicago departments and the Policing...

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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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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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