That area, believe it or not, is part of the 46th Ward. There's no active committee involved to provide any input and Schiller doesn't like to let people know what's going on with any development. Perhaps the developer is still working out the required amount of charity that must be given before anything can be built there. We'll never know because it's not allowed to be investigated by the authorities.
According to the attached map looks like it is in the 46th.http://www.aldermanshiller.com/images/wardmap.jpg
Wilson Yards Part 2
Looks like that picture was taken from a condo balcony in Rainbo Village. How are they? Nice?
Yeah,I bet they are nice,with a nice view of the graveyard.
Speaking of the Rainbo Lofts. Last week my boyfriend and myself were walking past, and bore witness to a dirty homeless woman squatting and obviously using the bathroom. We called the police, but were not expecting anything...These are the situations where I wished I moved to Lakeview...
To the previous Anonymous - I moved from Lakeview to Uptown 3 years ago. If you think it's any better with the homeless, you're wrong. I've seen "things" in progress and beyond. You're likely to see anything on any of the main thorofares regardless of the neighborhood.And just think, you'd be paying a whole lot more to witness the same stuff!
According to Crain's Real Estate Daily, a $3.4M mortgage was taken out for development of the property in August of 2007. The developer is not associated with Helen and is not known to have built any low income housing. With the other development on that street in both directions (including the north side, which is in Helen's ward and the south side which is in Schulter's), I seriously doubt this will be low income stuff. The top floor units in one of the new buildings just north of Rainbow Village have asking prices at $1.08 & $1.1M, and most of the flat-style units within 2 blocks on either side are going in the $400k - $500k range, with townshomes in the 800k range. The recent news surrounding the Dover Street Historic District, planned retail additions in the new developments (Panera, Starbucks, etc), and the pending streetscape redo of Clark between Montrose and Ainslie will only further support these price points in coming years. This stretch will eventually unite Wrigleyville and Andersonville.
It will be so nice to have connection between my neighborhood (Buena Park) and Andersonville. That stretch of Clark Street could (will) be so much more interesting. Hurray!Now, if only we could work more on Broadway!
I just went into the building between Rainbo Village and the now empty lot in the picture. There is a business called a "Dog's Life" which is a dog training building. The owner told me that she recently signed a 5 year lease so they are not moving anytime soon.
Thanks for the update Pug Lover-Now find out what is going in your building's retail spots besides Panera.
I live near this corner and I just received a notice in the mail that the developer is looking to build a six-story building with ground floor commercial space. A total of 19 dwelling units with 24 off-street parking spaces.
Wow Anonymous 6:49pm. 6 stories is bigger than we had envisioned for that corner. Keep your eyes peeled for a rendering of the development. Thanks for the update.
Also Anonymous, was there a website listed on the notice or any information on the developer or architect? Maybe we can find more info online.
The only reason you are getting that notice is because it is a requirement for a upzone. Developers don't send those things out simply because they want to be your new BFF.