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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Curbed Chicago

Chicago 'Was Made' for Next Week’s America’s Cup Event

In one week's time Chicago will host the world’s best sailors and fastest fleet of boats as the America’s Cup World Series takes to Lake Michigan. The Windy City has been billed as the event's ideal venue.

Wicker Park Loft on the 606 Asks $515K 

This two-bed, two-bath timber loft features 11-foot ceilings, large windows, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a handsome kitchen mere inches from the popular 606 elevated trail.

Ditch the Boring Chicken Recipe and Make This One Instead

Add some zest with split peas, apricots, and olives.

Political Rivalry Threatens Mixed-Use Proposal

A 44-unit rental project in Edison Park is the latest battleground in a fierce political war being waged between 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano and Democratic Committeeman Tim Heneghan.

Field Museum Plans Lawn Makeover

Modeled on the natural prairies found throughout Illinois, the project will feature indigenous Midwest flora and fauna and new opportunities for educational programming.

Old Lakeview Firehouse Turned Home Lists for $1.35M

Less than a block from the Irving Park Brown Line, this handsome 1907 brick firehouse has been transformed into a truly unique single family home. Just behind its functional and original red firehouse doors is a large space perfect for entertaining.

A Tour of Chicago's New LondonHouse Hotel

Now open for business, a high level of detail can be found in nearly every aspect of the new hotel which spans the recently renovated 1923 London Guarantee & Accident Building and a new glassy addition.

Associated Press: In Chicago It's the L, Not 'El'

Long considered "the journalist’s bible," the Associated Press Stylebook issued an update yesterday to settle an important and controversial issue facing Chicago and the nation at large: the correct spelling of the Windy City’s network of trains.

New McDonald's HQ Slated for Hot Fulton Market

Oakbrook-based McDonald’s is close to finalizing a deal to move its corporate headquarters to the West Loop’s Fulton Market District at the site of Oprah’s old Harpo Studio campus, according to a Wednesday report in Crain’s Chicago Business.

New TOD Revealed Near Fullerton-Lincoln-Halsted

Under the proposal, the buildings at 2448 and 2462 North Lincoln Avenue would be demolished and replaced with two four story mixed use structures designed by Piekarz Associates. They will offer a combined 31 apartments and ground floor retail.

New Low-Rise Retail Project Underway in River North

Purchased by a Chicago-based real estate development firm in 2014, the property at 615 N. Wabash was cleared of a four-story 1874 office building last year and was marketed exclusively as a two-story retail opportunity.

Logan Square Development Gets on Board With Coliving Trend

while coliving is more common in coastal cities with out of control rent prices, there's one building in Logan Square that is looking to bring this type of living arrangement to Chicago.

Site of the Cancelled Spire Has Been Landscaped

While rumors may be circulating as to what shall become of the site, property owner Related Midwest has not yet released any formal plans. In the meantime, the development firm has opted to hide a portion of the site behind a new landscaped berm.
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Where to Rent in Chicago Right Now

Developers delivered thousands of new apartment units to the greater downtown area last summer, and this year is looking to be another repeat.

Proposed Northward Expansion of Chicago's Lakefront Revealed 

While Chicago's lakefront abruptly ends at Hollywood Beach, an Edgewater community group is advocating an ambitious scheme to extend the shore northward to Deven — creating new beaches, trails, and parkland in the process.

See Your Home Featured on Curbed Chicago

You've spent a lot of time and effort making your home yours, so why not share it with the rest of Chicago?

Chicago Blackhawk Buys Lincoln Park Mansion for $3.4M

While Lincoln Park recently bid adieu to Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after just 18 months, the neighborhood can welcome his teammate Artem Anisimov to the area. The 28-year-old player purchased the home on May 18th.

Architecture Across Borders

One in every 122 people worldwide is displaced. How can architects help without causing harm?

More Units in the Vista Tower List Online

Over the weekend, a small number of three-bedroom condos have listed the market. Ranging from 2,035 to 2,481 square feet in size, the ultra luxury units are asking between $1,790,800 and $2,828,340.

Demolition Season Officially Begins on Lincoln Avenue

The two blocks of Lincoln Avenue between Wrightwood and Fullerton are set to become a flurry of construction activity as work begins to demolish two separate job sites. Additionally, two mixed-use projects for the 2400 block have also been proposed.

Midcentury Modern Ranch Perched on Ravine Seeks $848K

While this Highland Park home may lack a glassy detached garage of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the ravine-front property does feature a cantilevered dining room that surrounds its occupants with green foliage.

Chicago Water Taxi Opens New Chicago Avenue Stop 

The new stop at 600 W. Chicago Avenue will connect to Ogilvie and Union train stations and the North Avenue stop which opened 2013. To celebrate the expansion, service to and from the Chicago Avenue dock is free for a limited time.

Kenwood Estate Designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw Returns

A spacious brick and limestone mansion designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in the Kenwood neighborhood has returned with a fresh look and a price reduction.

Lobby Renovation, New Rooftop Planned for Old Post Office

Recently released renderings via the Chicago Department of Planning and Development provide early clues of what some of the building improvements in the Gensler-designed office conversion may look like.

Check Out the View From the Top of the New LondonHouse Hotel

The old London Guarantee Building, a 22-story high-rise built during the gilded age of Chicago, has been reborn as the LondonHouse hotel—a new 452-key hotel that features one of the greatest rooftop deck spaces in the city.

What Goose Island's Transformation Means for Chicago

After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Attention continues moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to areas like Goose Island.

10-Story Mixed-Use Proposal Shown to Lincoln Park Neighbors

The 105-foot masonry, glass, and precast concrete design by Chicago-based Amstadter Architects will contain 85 apartment units, 9,800 square feet of ground floor retail, and more than ample parking.

Chicago's Grant Park: Then and Now

A detailed look into the complex history of Grant Park's green spaces and how they came to be Chicago's front yard.

Maggie Daley Park Climbing Wall Hours Expanding for Summer

Starting tomorrow through Labor Day, the climbing wall at Maggie Daley Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Charming Wicker Park Mansion from 1891 Seeks $1.2M

For all of its trendiness, Chicago's Wicker Park is still rich with classic options for luxury buyers with more vintage tastes. Take, for example, this spacious 1891 brick and stone Victorian located on W. Caton Street.

Penthouse Overlooking Millennium Park Asks $5.25M

If you're a high roller seeking one of the most primo penthouses in Chicago, here's a listing that might be worth a second look.

Navy Pier's New Centennial Wheel Opens Friday

After months of waiting, Chicago residents and tourists will get their first chance to take ride on Navy Pier's new Ferris wheel tomorrow.

University of Chicago's Upcoming Rubenstein Forum Revealed

The planned 90,000-square-foot meeting complex features narrow 165-foot tower and will make a bold, modern statement along the Midway Plaisance at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street.