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Harry Osterman
Harry Osterman

Edgewater Car Lot Won’t Become A 5-Story Apartment Building After Neighbors Tell Alderman To Block It And He Agrees

Five neighborhood groups told Ald. Harry Osterman the apartment building goes against precedent for that portion of Broadway, which was earmarked for smaller buildings 15 years ago.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Howard Brown Health Demolishes 100-Year-Old Building On Edgewater’s Motor Row, Angering Preservationists

Howard Brown Health bought the former garage at 5650-56 N. Broadway in April and received a demolition permit last week. It has not publicly announced plans for the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Vacant Car Lot Would Be Turned Into Apartments With Art Gallery Under Developer’s Plan

A North Side developer wants to turn a vacant car lot into 20 apartments, but not all neighbors are on board with the plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Alfresco Program Debuts In Uptown Just As Outdoor Dining Season Comes To A Close

Some business groups have been frustrated with the pace of the program's rollout, but each space can remain for up to three years, a city spokesman said. Several are still on track to make their debut this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Administration To Act Fast On Homelessness: ‘We’re In The Middle Of A Crisis’

More than $200 million in federal aid is earmarked for the city’s homeless shelters, direct financial assistance to struggling Chicagoans and programs that aid victims of gender-based and domestic violence.

Citywide

Massive Overhead Crane, Nearly The Length Of Football Field, Will Help Rebuild Red Line In Edgewater

The gantry crane is longer than a Boeing 747 and has been custom designed to work in dense areas to install prefabricated parts of the new Red Line tracks.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Berger Park Getting Emergency Shoreline Work After Damaging Storms

Berger Park joins the growing number of lakefront areas to require shoreline fortification as Chicago battles erosion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

TimeLine Theatre Gets OK To Move To Uptown, Renovate Warehouse Into Arts Center

Lakeview-based Timeline Theatre is moving to a bigger facility in Uptown and will inhabit a rebuilt warehouse building on Broadway.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Wing Hoe Building To Be Replaced By Apartment Complex After City Council Vote

The development, first proposed in 2019, will now move forward after the City Council granted a rezoning request.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wing Hoe Restaurant Building To Be Turned Into 50 Apartments Under Newly Tweaked Development Plans

A developer sought to replace the Wing Hoe mansion with an apartment building in 2019, but that plan stalled.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Says Tree-Saving Sewer Line Pilot Program Failed In Andersonville. Now, Area Is Losing 11 Mature Trees

Eleven trees are being cut down in Andersonville this week to repair sewer lines that cracked after being repaired in the pilot program.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Protected Bike Lane Coming To Clark Street In Edgewater, Alderman Says

The new bike lane will connect to an existing bike lane along Clark in Andersonville. Clark Street is a "spoke route," a direct biking route to Downtown.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Esports Cafe, Put On Hold During Pandemic, Is Back In Play For Potential 2022 Opening

City Council approved plans for the esports center at 5214 N. Sheridan Road.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Alderman Backs Apartments Near Berwyn Red Line After Developer Redesigns Project, Moves Affordable Units

MCZ Development's building will have five affordable units spread throughout the building rather than placing them all at street level, according to new plans.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

TimeLine Theatre Pitches Plans To Move From Lakeview To Uptown, Renovate Warehouse Into Arts Center

The plan to move to a bigger space in Uptown and renovate the building at 5033 N. Broadway has been in the works since 2018.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Long-Awaited Red Line Overhaul Begins, Officials Say Disruption To North Side Stations Will Be ‘Worth It’

The reconstruction will completely rebuild Red and Purple line tracks and create stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Development Next To Berwyn Red Line Stop To Include 77 Apartments, But Neighbors Say Affordable Ones Shouldn’t Be All On Ground Floor

The developer swapped out ground-floor retail for affordable apartments at Ald. Harry Osterman's request, but not all neighbors are on board with the plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

Downtown

Edgewater’s Broadway Armory Hosting 48th Ward Vaccine Event Next Week

The vaccine clinic on Tuesday will be for those who work or live in the 48th Ward, according to Ald. Harry Osterman

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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