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And now a word from our sister site Curbed Chicago.
WEST LOOP: After the public was given a chance to review plans for The Gateway back in April, the Taxman Corp. and Antunovich Associates went back to the drawing board. This week, Curbed revealed new renderings that show a scaled-back high-rise and grocery store slated for Halsted and Madison.
LINCOLN PARK: Despite spirited protests from a vocal opposition, the Chicago Plan Commission announced that it will hear a presentation on Webster Square next week. The move comes just after 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley reportedly asked the Commission to remove the project from its agenda. Dra-ma!
CABRINI-GREEN: And then there were none. The last family moved out of the Cabrini-Green high-rises earlier today. Just down the street, a new Parkside of Old Town mid-rise is under construction to provide replacement CHA and affordable housing.
LOGAN SQUARE: The Chicago Zoning Committee finally approved the Zapata Apartments, a four-building, 61-unit affordable housing development. But there's a new hurdle for the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp: A group of NIMBYs will seek to block the development in court, arguing that the buildings are too big and dense.