Articles by Jack Crawford



1649 N Halsted Street

1649 N Halsted in Lincoln Park Approved by Plan Commission

The mixed-use development for 1649 N Halsted Street in Lincoln Park has received approval from the Chicago Plan Commission. Draper & Kramer is behind this initiative to replace the Royal George Theater and its neighboring structure atop the 0.8-acre site. Envisioned by SGW Architecture & Design, the project will see the rise of a nine-story building with a top floor dedicated to amenity areas and open rooftop space.

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New Solheim Center via Moody Bible Institute

Campus Plans Surface for Moody Bible Institute Redevelopment in Near North Side

In 2019, Moody Bible Institute initiated a plan to sell 10 acres of real estate near its main campus in Near North Side. Having been to JDL to make way for the new North Union megadevelopment, the offloading of these properties resulted in roughly $200 million in net proceeds. These proceeds are now being channeled into campus improvements, new infrastructure, long-term reserves, and educational endowments.

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