And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...
913-925 N Hoyne Ave.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE— Attention all you armchair developers! A large site containing a church and school just hit the auction block. You are explicitly encouraged to bring housing plans to the site, at 913-925 N Hoyne, which is zoned to allow up to 17 residences. Submit your sealed bid (starting at $1M) and consider what works best— new-build or conversion.
HIGHLAND PARK— For your Frank Lloyd Wright fix, we bring you the George Millard house, on the market for nearly a year now on the Highland Park lakefront. The ask has inched down from $1.399M to $1.25M. While relatively simple, it's definitely one of the most pristine and well-conceived Wright houses you'll find anywhere.
LINCOLN PARK— Anyone remember the New City development slated for the heart of the North/Clybourn shopping district? Well, it has new legs thanks to a new investment partnership and the fortuitous sale of a neighboring site. The proposal's residential component came and went, and now returns at a more practical scale. The Mariano's-anchored retail component will total 370,000 sf.
LAKEVIEW— A battered and vulnerable high-rise proposal for 3750 N Halsted has a new champion in Ald. James Cappleman. The tentatively approved proposal has been altered to reduce massing and height. Even so, vehement neighborhood opposition remains. Cappleman may have just made himself some new enemies.