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First Look at Bloomingdale Trail Designs; Home Alone house Sells; More

And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...


NORTHWEST SIDE— Curbed gleefully attended the Bloomingdale Trail and Park Framework Plan open house last night and we lugged home a pile of new renders. They represent the first wave of meaningful design, grounded in surveys, studies, and public input. Phase II can now start, wherein the public will be consulted on a more fine-grained level. Come scope out the designs!

STREETERVILLE— This week we enthusiastically welcomed finer details on the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed tower planned for 435 N Park Drive at the former development site of the Waldorf-Astoria tower. It's shorter, yes, but it still manages to pack in density— 400 hotel rooms and 398 rental units are expected, while only 230 parking spaces have been allotted. A better-than-average ratio, for sure.

LINCOLN PARK— In an infrequent installment of PriceUpper, an 1879 rowhouse with ties to Chicago's first mayor has elevated its ask from $900K to $1.079M. Here's a second look at the home (first written up for its lush walled gardens).

WINNETKA— Sale of the Home Alone house closed this week with all the expected fanfare. It went for $1.585M—$815K below its initial ask just ten months ago. The place is marvelous and very well-kept, but completely and utterly de-McCallistered. Except for those tobogganing stairs, of course. Ah, the possibilities.