Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn Committee Sees Two Contrasting Projects

By Jon Anderson / October 2, 2019 / 4 Comments

Before I begin, I have to give a shout-out to my Chicago brethren who have upped the bar for project location mapping. Usually we’re treated to a line drawing or a Google Maps image with various shaded boxes. The above map was supplied for Ari Rastegar’s project at 1900 McKinney Avenue. We have an earthquake-like […]

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Oak Lawn Committee: A Sign, A Drive-Through, And Two More High-Rises

By Jon Anderson / September 11, 2019 / 1 Comment

Let’s begin big. The Oak Lawn Committee saw four projects last night. The one above is a nice residential high-rise at the corner of Boll St. and McKinney Ave. We also saw a proposal for a 13-story retirement home around the corner from Al Biernat’s, as well as the more mundane signage variance in Victory […]

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Five Uptown High-Rises Proposed to Oak Lawn Committee: Part 2

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

The August Oak Lawn Committee was thick with high-rise proposals. In Part 1 we saw an update on StreetLights Residential’s proposal for Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenues plus a new office building and retail restaurant village for the Quadrangle.  Let’s now focus on 2500 Cedar Springs Road, a full block you may know as housing […]

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Five Uptown High-Rises Proposed to Oak Lawn Committee: Part 1

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 7 Comments

After a couple of months where a single project was proposed to the Oak Lawn Committee, last night saw scads of new high-rises within blocks of each other in Uptown. The fifth high-rise postponed their presentation, but we’ll see it soon enough (and perhaps a sixth). The four shown comprise two separate projects abutting each […]

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StreetLights’ Third Visit to Oak Lawn Committee Offers Little Change

By Jon Anderson / July 10, 2019 / 8 Comments

Streetlights Residential is trying to redevelop the corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenues where a Shell gas station and a Pizza Hut sits next to the original Eatzi’s. Their first go-around was a blah building that didn’t have a lot going for it. The second visit saw a much improved Oak Lawn Avenue frontage […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Improvement From StreetLights’ Eatzi’s Adjacent Proposal

By Jon Anderson / June 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

For those who need a reminder about why the Oak Lawn Committee is critical to the neighborhood’s integrity, last night’s meeting was a case in point. Last month, StreetLights Residential brought a proposal for the corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenues next to the flagship/original Eatzi’s. You may remember I called the building’s design […]

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