Jacob C

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November, 2021

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Commented on North and LaSalle 6 months ago
Is this project on pause? Haven’t heard any recent updates.
Supported a comment by Leanne L on North and LaSalle 1 year ago
Leanne L
Smaller bistro-type restaurants, upscale cocktail bars, large grocery stores
Supported a comment by Alison B. on North and LaSalle 1 year ago
Alison B.
Shouldn't the question should be the Walgreens and Old Treasure Island lots combined? Will they be integrated? What is happening with the four brownstone structures wedged between Walgreens and Treasure Island? Please provide clarity on that. Regardless, we do need a grocery store like Trader Joes. We will also need a pharmacy/sundries store. Interestingly, I do not see any comparable projects from the design firm you have selected. Statement architectural pieces like university museums and libraries are a very different beast. Hopefully they are assembling a team that has extensive experience in urban planning an design.
Supported a comment by Karen R on North and LaSalle 1 year ago
Karen R
Old Town needs to return to providing goods and services to its residents. As others have mentioned, the area south of North Ave has been turned into an arm of Division St's bar scene. Gone are all the stores that residents used to frequent for their basic needs. There are no cutting-edge restaurants in the area, likely because rentals are too high. Instead, most dining options cater to the bar crowd or tourists. Old Town has lost its florists, bookstores, bakeries, and hopefully not its Walgreens. It has lost its neighborhood charm and character. I'm not even sure why the area south of North Ave calls itself Old Town, when nearly all the Victorian buildings have been demolished. It is kind of joke. I visit other US and European cities that have managed their development far better than Chicago because their quaint older sections are respected and preserved. No one in Chicago appears to care.
Supported a comment by Alexandra Charleston on North and LaSalle 1 year ago
Alexandra Charleston
Please bring in a Trader Joe's!! We do need a grocery store in this area, and there isn't a nearby TJs.
Supported a comment by Alison B. on North and LaSalle 1 year ago
Alison B.
Okay. We all know that the space needs some kind of affordable grocery. To me, the bigger question is how we make the entire corner/block something super special. It (corners of LaSalle and Wells and North) is the intersection of multiple people, interests and needs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make an extraordinary statement. It is at the entry point to one of the most special museums and parks in the country. There is nothing else like it! Let's get creative folks! what is happening along Division between State and Clark is NOT the solution.