Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 2

  • Ald. Dowell: Lucas Museum Plan Doesn’t Adequately Address, Traffic, Parking, Ped Issues (DNA)
  • Minor Red Line Derailment Near Granville on Halloween Spooks Riders (Tribune)
  • Editorial: High-Interest Car Title Loans Exploit Financially Struggling People (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 86-Year-Old Pedestrian in Bensenville Faces Charges (Herald)
  • 5th-Tallest Building in Chicago Would Have 506 Units, 598 Parking Spaces (DNA)
  • Hyde Parkers Worry That Hotel a 5-Minute Walk From Metra Won’t Have Enough Parking (DNA)
  • MPC‘s Peter Skosey Talks With “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz About the Future of Cities
  • Trucking Logistics Firm Will Double Number of Chicago Employees Within 2 Years (Sun-Times)
  • With New Extension, Thorn Creek Trail Now Connects to Old Plank Road Trail (Tribune)
  • Block of Southbound Milwaukee Avenue Closed Today for Coyote Tower Hotel Project (DNA)
  • Ex-Couriers Are Opening BlackCat1 Bike Shop Along The 606 This Week (DNA)

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  • Cameron Puetz

    Proximity to a Metra station really doesn’t factor into parking demand for a hotel. The important factor is how the guests are arriving in Chicago. People who live close enough to Hyde Park to ride Metra there probably aren’t going to spend the night in a hotel. Without improved regional transportation, many out of towners will still be driving to Chicago hotels.

  • Many will probably take a cab.

  • Cameron Puetz

    It depends on where they’re coming from and how they got to Chicago. If they’re coming from far enough away to have flown, many will take a cab from the airport. If they’re coming from downstate or a neighboring state, they probably will have driven their personal car the whole way.

  • The proximity to Metra (and the #6 bus) will factor in many guests’ decisions on whether or not to rent a car when they arrive at the airport.

  • ohsweetnothing

    re: Michigan Ave towers

    “A pair of developers with skyline-altering plans for South Michigan Avenue shared their visions Thursday to a room full of neighbors concerned the proposals might change the street too much.”

    Sigh. I imagine DNA just copy and pastes this phrase and changes the address with each proposed project throughout the City. A steel mill is “changing the street too much” a high rise on Michigan Avenue in the Loop is not changing Michigan Avenue much at all.

  • Anne A

    It will increase the density and look of those blocks, and probably have some effect on how they function. “Change the street too much”? Probably not.

    I generally agree about the “copy and paste” feel of these DNA pieces.