Category Archives: Midway Village

A People-Oriented Plan for the Near South Loop

Looks like I have some competition. I recently stumbled across the Near South Loop Master Plan, a design for a mixed-use, people-oriented development by MGLM Architects. While they’ve somewhat ironically nestled their construction around the conspicuously people-hostile Roosevelt Collection, on … Continue reading

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Small Streets and Student Housing

The Wall Street Journal, in its unapologetically named Mansion section, just published a feature on private luxury developments for college students. While some might view this piece as yet another sign of the higher education apocalypse (not that they’d necessarily … Continue reading

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A Symbol

In 1893, the Midway Plaisance played host to the World’s Columbian Exposition, a celebration of 400 years of progress in the New World, a tribute to the city of Chicago’s resurrection after the Great Chicago Fire, and an unveiling of … Continue reading

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Midway Village, Phase 1: Part II

This is the second in a series of posts in which I will describe my vision for the first phase of a small streets village on the Midway, which I originally proposed in my first post. In my previous post, … Continue reading

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Midway Village, Phase 1: Part I

This is the first in a series of posts in which I will describe my vision for the first phase of a small streets village on the Midway, which I originally proposed in my first post. For this phase, I … Continue reading

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Our Opportunity

In spite of the poor global economic climate of the past several years, Hyde Park has managed to attract an unusual amount of interest from both developers and retailers. The Harper Court redevelopment project is well underway, and Village Center … Continue reading

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