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Obama Presidential Center. Rendering by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Obama Presidential Center Takes 21st Spot in Year-End Countdown

As the 21st entry in YIMBY’s year-end countdown, the Obama Presidential Center continues to rise in Hyde Park. Planned by The Obama Foundation, the complex will feature three occupiable buildings within its Jackson Park site, including a museum, a forum building, and a new library branch. In addition to these buildings, the center will also include outdoor areas with play spaces, walking paths, sledding hills, and a pedestrian promenade.

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862 N Orleans Street. Rendering by Ethos Workshop Architects

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Mixed-Use Development at 862 N Orleans Street in the Near North Side

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a nine-story mixed-use development at 862 N Orleans Street in the Near North Side. The interior lot is located along N Orleans Street between W Chestnut Street and W Locust Street. The nearest public transportation is the CTA Route 37, accessed at the Orleans and Chestnut bus stop, within one minute of the site. The Chicago CTA L station, serviced by the Brown and Purple Lines, is a four-minute walk away. Praia Management Group and Stob Hotel are responsible for the project.

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