April 15, 2014
Metropolitan Planning Council
You’ve probably heard by now that the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is being redeveloped.
April 14, 2014
Ian Spula
Dan McCaffery takes on some tough projects, even for a big city developer. But two of his most important, controversial plans are moving ahead in early 2014.
April 2, 2014
Paul Biasco
The City Council voted Wednesday to rezone the former Children's Memorial Hospital site — the last step in the approval process for a plan that will bring huge new residential and commercial development to the property.
February 21, 2014
The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal for two residential high-rises as part of a development blueprint for the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital that has drawn the ire of some Lincoln Park neighborhood residents.
February 21, 2014
Steven Vance
The Chicago Plan Commission yesterday unanimously voted to approve McCaffery Interests’ plan to build two 19-story apartment towers in Lincoln Park on the site of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital. The plan — revised many times before — was equally derided and praised by public commenters at yesterday’s five-hour meeting. People criticized the density and complained about future truck traffic, while the design, new plazas, and addition of retail to a dead block received accolades.
February 20, 2014
Amid warnings of a political backlash, the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday evening approved a $300 million plan to transform one of the city’s premier development parcels: the Lincoln Park site of the now-shuttered Children’s Memorial Hospital.
February 19, 2014
Out with the old, in with the new. Building should begin soon for a MOM’s Organic Market and mixed-use development at 2145 Lee Highway, in Arlington's North Highlands community, about a half-mile from the Courthouse Metro Station. Arlington officials approved the project in December 2012.
February 18, 2014
The plans for the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment scheduled to be presented to the city's Plan Commission Thursday are final, the local alderman said. But some opponents are threatening a lawsuit to block the project if it is approved by the city.
February 17, 2014
For nearly a decade, there has been talk of transforming the city’s last undeveloped stretch of lakefront, between 79th and 92nd Streets, into a “neighborhood of the future.” But last October, something besides talk actually happened: Crews completed work on a $64 million extension of Lake Shore Drive that provides direct access to the 596-acre site. Now the Chicago developer Dan McCaffery is assembling an unlikely power portfolio—politicians, urban planners, and public intellectuals —to help get the estimated $4 billion, 50,000-resident community off the ground.
February 13, 2014
Developer McCaffery Interests is planning to begin demolition work soon on the former Bergmann’s dry cleaning plant, at the corner of Lee Highway and N. Vietch Street


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