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Walter Burnett
Walter Burnett

Developer Adds Parking, Shrinks Retail Space To Proposed Apartment Building At Grand And Western In Ukrainian Village

The changes came after a few neighbors said the 40-unit project didn't have enough parking to accommodate new residents. Located near a Metra station and several bus lines, the site qualifies as a transit-oriented development.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Massive Warehouse And Distribution Center At Former Peoples Gas Site Near Goose Island Moving Forward

Logistics Property Company, LLC sought a zoning change to construct the Division Street complex near the Salt Shed music venue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Walter Burnett Softened Stance On Affordable Housing After Cash Flowed

Developer Onni Group wanted out of its obligation to include affordable units in its luxury Old Town highrises. Onni paid a Burnett friend more than $417,000 to lobby City Hall, helped sponsor a Burnett fundraiser and pledged $25,000 to a charity run by Burnett’s wife. Some tenants said the alderman abandoned them.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Most Residents Say ‘No’ To Bally’s Casino At River West Town Hall But Alderman Says A Silent Majority Supports It

Nearly 500 neighbors came out to oppose the casino planned for the prime riverfront site at Tribune Publishing Center. But Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said, "A lot of my senior citizens who don't come to these things like to gamble."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Side Health Centers, Shelters Push For City Law To Devote More Money For Homelessness Prevention

The Bring Chicago Home campaign wants a referendum in November that would ask residents if they'd supporting increasing the real estate tax for high-end properties to support more housing services.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Developer Wants To Build 40 Apartments, Retail On Controversial Lot At Grand And Western In Ukrainian Village

Another developer wanted to build a gas station at the site last year, but he canceled the project after overwhelming opposition from neighbors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Sports Betting Proposal Stalls As Alderpeople Decry The ‘Peanuts’ The City Would Receive In Taxes

The sports betting ordinance was amended to include a 2 percent tax on gambling revenue, but several alderpeople said it's not enough.

Citywide

Ukrainian Village Gas Station Halted After Community Pushback: ‘Nobody Wants A Gas Station Here’

Cubby Mart Inc. was seeking special permission from the city to build a gas station at Grand and Western avenues. After overwhelming opposition from neighbors, the project will be canceled.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Alhambra Palace Will Voluntarily Close Through Thanksgiving After West Loop Drive-By Wounded 4, Alderman Says

The news comes after police said they would push to temporarily close the Randolph Street restaurant and venue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Billionaire Casino Magnate Says Allowing Betting At Wrigley, United Center Would Hurt City’s New Casino Before It’s Built

Allowing betting at the United Center and Wrigley Field would eat into the city's potential tax windfall from casino gambling, potential casino operator Neil Bluhm said.

Citywide

The Film Industry Is Booming In Chicago, But Production Crews Need To Be More Mindful Of Residents, Alderpeople Say

With a record 15 TV productions in the city, Chicago is set to become a filming powerhouse, Commissioner Mark Kelly said.

Citywide

A West Side Vacant Lot Will Soon Become A Roller Rink And Community Plaza

The roller rink will be built along a troubled street in an effort to use public investment and community engagement to deter crime and help revitalize the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Developer Opts For Apartments Over Offices Once Again In Fulton Market As Pandemic Changes Course Of Neighborhood

LG Development wants to turn 210 N. Aberdeen St. into a 414-unit apartment building instead of offices now that residential development is allowed north of Lake Street.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

47-Story West Loop Apartment Tower, 7-Story Office Building Approved By City Council

A major developer wants to build a 47-story tower right next to the Kennedy Expressway.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Park Beneath Old Town Brown Line Tracks Would Bring Needed Green Space To The Neighborhood, Advocates Say

The new park will transform a long, rectangular lot underneath the CTA tracks in Old Town into a public area for gathering, dog-walking, working out and more. Organizers are seeking community input on its design.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Hubbard Bike Lanes Proposed Under Revised Fulton Market Plan Aren’t ‘A Done Deal,’ Ald. Says

The plan also aims to lift the ban on new residential development north of Lake Street. Since the city adopted the original Fulton Market plan in 2014, more than 1,700 hotel rooms and 3,800 residential units have been built or approved.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval

The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Uptown Apartment Building Gets Key Committee Approval, Despite Objections From Historic District Neighbors

The Clark Street development would help revive a retail strip in "rapid downward spiral." But some neighbors believe the five-story building is out of scale with the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Disinvested: How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

A half-century after Chicago’s uprisings in 1968, a once-thriving retail strip in East Garfield Park still suffers from broken promises, bad policy and neglect.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Megadevelopment Would Bring 2,600 Apartments To Moody Bible Institute Campus

The Near North Side planned development near Walter Payton College Prep would include towers topping out at 55 stories.

Near North Side, River North
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