Posts Tagged: news

WBEZ: Chicago Has A Plan To Build Near CTA Trains. But Who Does It Help?

Some of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods are around CTA ‘L’ stations. Land near transit is special, and five years ago, the city wanted to spread the magic. It passed an ordinance called Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD. It’s a wonky term, for sure, but the ordinance allows developers to increase density and to reduce the number… Read more »

WTTW: Chicago’s Original Sears Tower Reborn as Community Center

Before it was called the Willis Tower, the downtown Chicago landmark was known as the Sears Tower. And long before construction on the skyscraper was completed in 1973, Sears had another iconic tower in Chicago. It was part of the massive Sears Roebuck headquarters on the West Side. Much of the Sears site has been… Read more »

Chicago Tribune: Rehab plan for Sears’ old West Side HQ takes shape

n Chicago’s West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash. Now, a financing agreement approved last week by the Chicago City Council is moving forward a $55 million plan to redevelop one of the stately brick buildings… Read more »