Tag: Development

GSLA Neighbors’ Night Out – November

The November Neighbor’s Night Out will feature speakers from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), providing the latest updates on McCormick Place and Motor Row. Many thanks to Motor Row Brewing for hosting us this month. *** About the GSLA’s monthly Neighbors’ Night Out series Interested in the future of the South Loop? Want to share your thoughts on… Read more →

GSLA Neighbor’s Night Out – August

The August Neighbor’s Night Out will feature speakers from the Chicago Housing Authority, providing the latest updates on the redevelopment of the former Ickes Homes site (the vacant land along State Street south of Cermak Rd, next to National Teachers Academy). Many thanks to The Velvet Lounge for hosting us this month. *** About the GSLA’s monthly Neighbors’ Night Out… Read more →

GSLA Neighbor’s Night Out – July

July’s Neighbor’s Night Out will feature speakers from Perkins & Will, providing the latest updates on the Riverline and South Bank sites (the new developments underway along the river, North of Roosevelt Rd.). Half Sour is hosting us in their private room, and there may be opportunities to walk down to the sites for a closer look with the architecture… Read more →

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor’s Night Out.  Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule. The hot topic from attendees was… Read more →

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA’s July Neighbors’ Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress.  The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St). The development team brought printed materials for attendees to review that included the history of the… Read more →

June Neighbors’ Night Out Summary: Folks excited about employment, recreation opportunities at Related Midwest’s riverfront development

Over 50 neighbors attended the GSLA’s June Neighbors’ Night Out to meet representatives from Related Midwest, the developer who will lead the development of the undeveloped 62-acre tract that stretches along the east side of the Chicago River on the south side of Roosevelt Road. The event was held at Kroll’s South Loop. Curt Bailey, President of Related Midwest, shared… Read more →

GSLA Board comment letters on South Loop development proposals

At the May 1, 2014, Board meeting of the Greater South Loop Association, our Board decided to begin posting copies of our comment letters on South Loop development proposals to our web site. Moving forward, those letters will be posted here. We believe in being transparent and accountable, and posting these comment letters publicly is consistent with that. GSLA is often… Read more →

DePaul Event Center to be added to McPier

Residents have been reacting to the rumored plans on our facebook page this week.  This morning more information has become available and your input is critical.   Emanuel unveils $1.1 billion DePaul arena, Navy Pier plan The new arena — officially dubbed an event center — will cost $140 million, plus $33 million for land acquisition. That’s substantially less than… Read more →

Revised British School and park renderings

Revised plans were set to be shared with the community at a meeting hosted by Ald. Solis (25th ward) this evening.  Earlier today, a representative from McCaffery Interests gave an overview of the revised plans to our President, Gail Rutkkowski.  As you may recall, the original plans were shared at our community meeting on January 26, 2013 and the revised… Read more →