Lake View Patch reports that the owner of nearly all the buildings on the 3800 block of Broadway (on the side across the street from the Chateau) is asking to uniformly zone all the buildings on that stretch, with an eye to redeveloping the entire block. His name may be familiar: Dave Gassman, who recently bought the building where Hull House used to be, and plans to return it to residential property.
So just a block or two outside of Uptown:
- the former Hotel Chateau is being gutted and rehabbed;
- there's a new high-rise going up where a parking lot used to be at Halsted & Bradley Place;
- there's a proposal to put up a seven-story building kitty-corner from the Chateau, on the site of a gas station; and
- Gill Park has nearly reached its $500,000 fund-raising goal for rehabbing the pool and fieldhouse at the park, located right next to the former Chateau.