Ald. Michele Smith, 43rd, says she's standing by her support of a revised plan to redevelop the site of the old Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park, and takes a bit of a shot at a predecessor who criticized her stance.
In 2008, a vacant and rundown Harper Theater Building complex was placed on Landmark Illinois’ watch list for endangered buildings. This month, the complex will receive the second of two recent awards for a renovation project that has brought the historic buildings on the northwest corner of 53rd Street and Harper back into use.
It looks like a long-awaited deal is finally in hand to develop the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.
After two years of debate and contentious public hearings, Ald. Michele Smith, 43rd, announced last night that developer Daniel McCaffery agreed to further downsize his proposal and make key changes regarding the location of a freight entrance to the development.
Chef Matthias Merges, owner of the new Hyde Park restaurant A10, said he is moving forward with plans to open a second restaurant in the neighborhood, the Japanese-inspired Yusho Hyde Park, at 1301 E. 53rd Street.
McCaffery Interests Inc. has scaled back its planned redevelopment of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park, eliminating about 30 percent of the residential units to assuage neighborhood concerns that the project was too big as originally designed.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, and 4th Ward Ald. Will Burns today joined the developers of Harper Court for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the 518,000-square-foot development.