Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Uptown

The project reconfigured the Racine/Broadway intersection to create a new plaza. Photo: John Greenfield

Circular Sculpture Is the Cherry on Uptown’s Complete Streets Makeover Sundae

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Today city officials cut the ribbon on a multicolored ring-shaped sculpture in the Uptown Entertainment District, the crowning touch on a street remix that converted excess asphalt at Racine Avenue and Broadway into a new pedestrian plaza. The makeover was part of the Broadway streetscape project, which includes new sidewalks, street repaving, lighting, bike racks, […]
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 […]