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I came across this article, thanks to Chicago Journal, that details plans for the City of Chicago to spend around $15.5B on a heck of a lot of transportation related projects in, and around, the Loop. The article goes into detail about these very ambitious projects, including spending $2B on a four level transportation hub under Clinton Street to $500M on covering the Eisenhower Expressway with parkland. This article gets me pretty excited, but to think how much drama will be created over these projects, I’ll stay cautiously optimistic. Here’s the link to the article from Chicago Journal. Here’s the map showing where the transportation hub will be generally located.
Broadway 3030 is a joint-development with JFJ Development Company and Dionysus Development that will contain a brand new Dominick’s, other retail spaces, and condominiums, located at…you guessed it…3030 N. Broadway Avenue. The development will replace the huge vacant lot that was left after the old Dominick’s was destroyed by fire in the summer of 2005. I’m really excited about this new development but I just wish it started two years ago so I could take advantage of it. Yeah there are other grocery stores within walking distance, but it’s either too expensive, or you have to walk a mile to the others…not much fun. Huge thanks to ‘BFA’ on SkyscraperCity for the fire pictures.
The condos range from a 1 bed starting at 317K to a huge 3 bed going all the way up to 1.284MM. The building will have a huge 2 storey lobby, 24 hour doorman, expansive fitness center, and the thing that I like the most, a 1/4 acre green roof on the 3rd floor. All information is taken from Broadway 3030′s website.
The design has caused a bit of drama around the neighborhood too. I actually like the building, big, modern, lots of glass, and extremely useful. Broadway 3030 opened up their sales center right across the street, and lately, I have noticed that the sales center has been constantly closed with their blinds drawn. Hmmm. that doesn’t sound great for sales, but I’m still confident the project will proceed.