Articles By Jay Koziarz

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Santiago Calatrava’s Riverfront Sculpture Delayed By Faulty Weld And NASA Rocket

The spiraling installation builds on Chicago’s “extraordinary tradition of urban art and architecture,” says its creator

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

City Council Approves Revised Plan For Controversial Luxury Old Town Hotel

Developers plan to convert the O'Brien's Bar site into a hotel with an above-ground parking garage and two adjacent single-family homes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Oprah Winfrey’s Legacy In The West Loop Celebrated In Massive Green Steet Mural

A different developer promised an Oprah tribute in the West Loop four years ago but it never materialized.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

West Loop’s Instagram-Friendly Wndr Museum Looks To Expand Despite Coronavirus Closure

Neighbors worry about a lack of parking in the plan, which could eventually include a 300-seat theater.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Wells Street Hotel Developer Revises Plan 4 Years After Approval, Drawing Backlash From Neighbors

Developers revised their plan to turn the O’Brien’s Bar site into a hotel with an above-grade parking garage. Neighbors aren't happy. "We shouldn't have to pay for the developers’ mistakes.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Developer Planning 5-Story West Loop Building Hopes Smaller Offices Will Be ‘Pretty Attractive’ Post-Pandemic

If approved, the retail and office building planned for 1020 W. Randolph St. is expected to open in 2022.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Rainforest Cafe Closes A Year Sooner Than Planned — And Developer Got To Keep A Gorilla

The family-friendly restaurant could be redeveloped into new retail space or demolished for a high-rise, property owner Sean Conlon said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

As Nearby Offices Extend Work-From-Home Policies, 16-Story Life Science Hub Breaks Ground In Fulton Market

Despite the global pandemic, the team behind Fulton Labs believes there is still a strong demand for laboratory space.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Tulum-Inspired Mexican Eatery The Diver Brings Beach Bungalow Vibes To Former Flamingo Rum Club

The River North building’s iconic flamingo mural is going away, but Chicago artist JC Rivera will be back to paint something new.