Blackhawk Down

Who woulda thunk the developer capable of this:

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is also capable of this:

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Well, Structured Development is extending its role in the North and Clybourn retail district (what I like to call Chicago's "outdoor mega-mall") with this even larger mixed-use project, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Refreshingly, in addition to the expected retail and parking uses is a school component, probably responding to the changing character of residents in the area as the Cabrini-Green housing projects fall by the wayside.

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The first phase of the project is slated for completion in about a year and a half. To see bigger images of what's above, check out the project PDF. Thanks to BK for the head's up!


  1. Is this what's going in place of the New City YMCA?

  2. No, this is across the street, though I hear that the YMCA site is being shopped around to developers.

  3. Why is this post called 'Blackhawk Down'? Is it to do with hockey or BLDG BLOG's recent post?

  4. The project is on the corner of Blackhawk and Halsted. It's just a play on words, referring to the movie...which I have to admit I never saw. I can't believe I didn't think of hockey! Missed opportunity.


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