Monday, October 17, 2016

Capital One Cafe construction started, slated to open in Spring, 2017

As you recall, Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee is coming to 3435 N. Southport Avenue.
Capital One has worked with both Tom Tunney and The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce on their initial concerns, and is looking to now open in Spring, 2017.

Design plans are still in early progress per Capital One. The Cafe will be approximately 7,500 sq. feet, will offer 3 nooks and 2 meeting rooms for customers, neighborhood and community members/partners to utilize should they need a work or meeting space. The Southport Café is slated to open in Spring 2017.

Photo of a Capital One Cafe

The Lincoln Park location at NewCity is also under construction:

Photo of a Capital One Cafe

Photo of a Capital One Cafe

Friday, October 14, 2016

Proposed Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at 3647-49 Southport Avenue

Another TOD has been proposed on Southport in the current location of both Spotless Cleaners and Sushi Mura next to CVS. There will be a meeting on Monday, October 17 at Mercury Theater at 7:00 PM to discuss this development according to the Southport Neighbors Association.

From Southport Neighbors:

"Proposed Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at 3647-49 Southport: Learn about this proposed development, tentatively planned for 5 stories, 21 mostly 1 bedroom units, with 5 parking spots, 1 car share spot, and 42 bike parking spots.

This development is still in the planning stages, so it is extremely important that you attend Monday's meeting to learn all the details and to provide your input."

In addition to this newly proposed TOD, these Southport TODs have already been approved:

Curbed Chicago has a great write-up of the benefits of Transit Orient Developments (TODs) that you can read here.

Here are the renderings and documentation from Tom Tunney's website:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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