West Loop Public Safety Roundup

The neighborhood has mobilized in response to the recent uptick in crime in the West Loop. Here is a rundown of recent events and where things stand: After a morning attack and robbery along Fulton Street in late October, the Fulton Market Association held a meeting with Cpt. Philip Kwasinski...

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State of the 27th Ward (2017)

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Neighbors of West Loop hosted a”State of the 27th Ward” event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in the 27th Ward and the West Loop as a whole, including public safety,...

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725 W. Randolph (Related Midwest)

Development Proposal On Monday, October 9, representatives of Related Midwest presented a proposal for a 680 ft (58-story) hotel/apartment building/gym located on the south side of Randolph between the expressway and Halsted. The developer has purchased all of the buildings on the parcel between Randolph and Court Place (including the...

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900 W. Randolph (Related Midwest/Tucker Development)

(Refer to a prior presentation on this property here.) Development Proposal On Monday, October 9, Curt Bailey, Ann Thompson, and Mike Ellch of Related Midwest and Rich and Aaron Tucker of Tucker Development presented an updated proposal for a high-rise residential project on Peoria Street just north of Randolph. This project...

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112 S. Sangamon

Development Proposal On Thursday, October 12, owners of 112 S. Sangamon, an office building bordering Mary Bartelme Park, presented to the community a proposal to rezone the building to support a penthouse residential unit for one of the owners’ part-time use. The owners’ attorney, Thomas Raines, presented the project to...

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801 W. Lake/167 N. Green – Third Presentation (Shapack Partners)

(Please see our earlier blog post for an overview of Shapack Partners’ second presentation on this development at the NoWL Development Committee’s November, 2016 meeting.) Second Updated Proposal On Monday, September 11, 2017, Jeff Shapack returned a third time to present to the Development Committee about this project, now known as...

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NoWL Statement on Draft West Loop Design Guidelines

September 18, 2017 Re:  Draft West Loop Design Guidelines Dear Mr. Garcia, Neighbors of West Loop (NoWL) would like to thank the City Department of Planning & Development (DPD) for initiating the process of creating design guidelines for the portion of the West Loop located west of I-90/94 and for...

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128 S. Laflin (Michigan Avenue Real Estate)

Development Proposal On Monday July 17, 2017, Tom Meador of Michigan Avenue Real Estate presented a proposed 4-story (62 ft) apartment building on the property that currently houses the Tramco Pump Company.  This project follows several other West Loop projects by the developer, including Madison Racine Place (1215 W. Madison)...

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Church of the Epiphany (Thompson & Coburn)

Development Proposal On Monday July 17, 2017, Bernard Citron of Thompson & Coburn and David Chase of BCG Enterprises presented a proposed re-use of the vacant Church of the Epiphany campus.  Under the proposal, the site would be converted into a performance and event space, as well as an art...

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