Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Development

A rendering of the proposed development provided by the architect, Zisong Feng.

Proposed Multi-Family is “On Hold” For Being Too Dense, Despite Denser Housing Already on the Block

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A proposed residential development that would have brought 50 mixed-bedroom apartments and 11 townhomes to an empty lot in Uptown has been stalled by 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman and the Department of Planning and Development for being “too dense”. The proposal is less dense than neighboring buildings, and the number of new households it […]

More Thoughts on the TOD Debate as the Boom Moves Into Its Next Phase

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One thing’s for sure: As the current transit-oriented development boom unfolds along Milwaukee Avenue it’s bringing major changes to the affected neighborhoods. Many people agree that adding dense, low-parking development near Blue Line stations is a good strategy for reducing car dependency. But there’s been debate about whether the new wave of high-end TOD buildings […]