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Old 08-16-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/west...on-development

What are the thoughts on west loop construction on C-D? Do we think this neighborhood will be better in 10 years? Or too crowded?
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/west...on-development

What are the thoughts on west loop construction on C-D? Do we think this neighborhood will be better in 10 years? Or too crowded?
I think it's overall a positive, so long as these developments continue to be primarily low-mid rise, and the high rise development is focused in the South Loop or Near North Side. IMO, Chicago's skyline should continue to run flat along the lake-front like it has for decades, instead of wildly sprawled all over the place. Not to mention, a big part of the appeal to the West Loop/Near West Side are the breathtaking views of the skyline from rooftop bars/restaurants/hangouts.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well as someone who owns a business that's been operating in the West loop for 23 years it is a daily nightmare. I can't wait to leave. I honestly don't understand the appeal of the West loop as a place to live. It's quite ugly. But, to each their own. I will just be so happy to never set foot in that neighborhood again
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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It will continue to boom and move west in the process.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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I'm amazed it hasn't happened sooner. Anything that close to the CBD will attract professionals too busy for a long commute. It is a 10 minute ride on the Green/Pink/Blue line or bus into the heart of the loop.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I read it yesterday. Scrolling down it was like waiting for a freight train to pass. There is no way all those projects are happening in the West Loop. My guess? Curbed covers about 12 cities; four of them got stuck into that article with Chicago by mistake.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:52 PM
 
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When I walk around the west loop, there are still so many low-slung buildings filled with restaurants/coffee/pastries/ice cream/clothing/shopping that I wonder whether these will continue to exist in the future.. will there be dense 400-500ft places + 2 story old brick buildings? Or will everything loopify?
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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The West Loop will be "better" in 10 years because development is always a good thing. Randolph and Fulton Market have been a great addition to the city and the best restaurants and night life can be found in the West Loop giving River North a run for its money.

The West Loop will also be "worse" in 10 years. It's such an urban area and the lack of green and outdoor space for such a densely populated area (albeit recently) in that area is why I would never live there. Also it's way too far from the lake and the River walk. Admittedly I'm just not a West of 90 North of 290 guy for those reasons...especially when you get all those benefits for often cheaper in prime areas along east coast.

Which leads to my last point...anyone wondering whether the west side or south side will gentrify first needs to only look at the West Loop. Lacks all the beauty of the lakefront and is still where people are moving too...
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Chatham, Chicago
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fulton market is already too crowded. that's why they put so many stop signs and traffic lights on lake street around halsted. I anticipate it to get much worse as they keep adding more housing in that area.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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The Nobu Hotel Chicago is scheduled to open in Oct. in the Randolph Market area. It will be located on Randolph St., west of Halsted.



This site will be Nobu's 5th US location. (And, its only Midwest outlet.) There will also be a Nobu sushi restaurant on the premises.
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