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  • Kinzie bike line closure part of Wolf Point deal
  • Loop alliance hopes alley shows will bring art lovers and their money
  • Food Network’s Zakarian to host bartender contest at HOB
  • Peninsula Hotel’s building one of region’s ‘outstanding’ of the year
  • River North condo owner sues over having to share elevator with dogs
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    17-Apr-15 – Work on the new Chicago Riverwalk has switched from big things to little things.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman “All of the major structural elements of the Riverwalk project have been completed,” says Oswaldo Chaves, the project’s construction manager. “The focus of the project is now on the architectural finishes.”

    Red maple trees arrived on the Riverwalk on Wednesday and were being planted on Thursday.

    Most of the pre-cast concrete and granite elements between State Street and Clark Street have been installed. Through April 25, work on the Riverwalk will include walkways, benches, walls, and stairs between State and Clark, hand railings and canopies on the under-bridge sections, walkways and stairs between Clark and LaSalle.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) New lighting is left on at night on the Riverwalk between State Street and Dearborn Street. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    At the same time, the Clark Street Bridge will be painted. The lane and sidewalk closest to the side being painted will be closed. The bridge will be entirely closed Monday through Thursday each week from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Clark Street north of the bridge will be open to local traffic.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Painting equipment on Clark Street Bridge on Tuesday. Reid Murdoch Center in background.

    That project should be completed by Memorial Day weekend, when the Riverwalk is expected to open between State Street and LaSalle Street.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Aerial view of the Chicago Riverwalk on Tuesday from the 20th floor of Marina City’s east tower. Construction progress includes landscaping at the foot of the stairs from Dearborn Street at upper right and railings on the under-bridge section. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    9-Apr-15 – Older Chicagoans and those with disabilities may have to go a block or two but should find the Chicago Riverwalk accessible, according to a spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Transportation.

    “The entire Riverwalk will be fully accessible,” says Mike Claffey, director of public affairs for CDOT. “Access for people with disabilities has been a key consideration in the design from day one. We are very pleased to share that the new facility will be fully accessible both in vertical access and along the length of the Riverwalk pathway.”

    Ross Barney Architects

    While there will be no elevators, Claffey says an ADA-compliant ramp is being built at River Theater (above), the stretch of Riverwalk between Clark Street and LaSalle Street. It will lead down to the river from Wacker Drive.

    In the next phase of Riverwalk construction, a ramp will be located on the west side of Franklin Street. The Riverwalk will continue to be accessible from a ramp from the east side of Wabash Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    CDOT says the new Riverwalk, from State Street to LaSalle Street, will be open by the three-day Memorial Day weekend of May 23-25.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) An officer in an Illinois Conservation Police boat talks with a kayaker on the Chicago River on April 12. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    16-Apr-15 – Their police boats may be easy to miss but the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has added itself to the mix of law enforcement jurisdictions on the Chicago River.

    Concerned about wakes caused by boats traveling too fast, the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee asked the IDNR and other agencies to increase their patrol of the river. Dave Olsen, a member of the committee and owner of Kayak Chicago, says the wakes are especially hazardous to kayakers.

    “The idea was to help reduce the number of speeding boats and bring awareness that the Chicago River is a no-wake zone to protect the growing number of kayakers on the water.”

    A boat belonging to Illinois Conservation Police, the law enforcement office of the IDNR, was on the river on Sunday. Officers did not limit their vigilance to boat wakes. They stopped guides for Kayak Chicago to see if their registrations were up to date.

    “The kayakers were questioned a bit much for something that we are up to date with,” says Olsen, “but in the end they were free to go and continue paddling the river.”

    Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

    (Above) Centennial Fountain, located in Streeterville’s McClurg Court, photographed in 2009 by Jyoti Srivastava.

    Even if kayakers dodge the boat wakes, they can still be swamped by art on the Chicago River. In March, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago agreed to a Chicago Harbor Safety Committee request to reduce to five minutes the duration that an arc of water is shot across the river from Centennial Fountain. The date on which the new schedule takes effect has not yet been decided. There will also be an audible and visual alarm added to warn that the water cannon is about to activate.

    The public information office of the IDNR did not respond to a request for information about the department’s increased presence on the Chicago River.

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    Active Transportation Alliance

    (Above) A bicycle lane on West Kinzie Street near Blommer Chocolate Company west of the north branch of the Chicago River. (Photo obtained from Active Transportation Alliance. Click on images to view larger versions.)

    20-Apr-15 – The Chicago organization trying to make bicycling “safe, convenient, and fun” is not yielding to a plan to close a popular bicycle lane on West Kinzie Street in River North.

    Active Transportation Alliance has started an online campaign to persuade the Chicago City Council to oppose an order introduced by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly to close the lane from Dearborn Street west to the north branch of the Chicago River.

    The order was introduced on April 15 and referred to a committee for discussion.

    Active Transportation Alliance “The removal of the Kinzie protected bike lane would be a setback for Chicago,” wrote Jim Merrel (left) on the ATA website on Friday, “putting more people at risk of injury while doing nothing to alleviate congestion or move people more efficiently around downtown.”

    Merrel, who is campaign director for the alliance, says protected bike lanes reduce risk of injury to people riding bikes by 89 percent.

    “Removing the first protected bike lane in the city just four short years after it was installed will be a national embarrassment and set us back in our efforts to make our city more livable and economically vibrant.”

    Reilly says removing the lane would be temporary and part of an agreement with Hines, which is building three mixed-use towers on Wolf Point one block south of Kinzie Street. Hines would pay for temporary bike lanes on Illinois Street, two blocks north of Kinzie, and Grand Avenue, three blocks north, along with Wells Street. This would get the Kinzie bike lane out of the way of construction on Wolf Point.

    Google Maps

    (Above) Path (in red) of a continuous protected bicycle lane along West Kinzie Street from North Dearborn Street to the north branch of the Chicago River. Wolf Point is being developed in the lower left corner.

    Reilly says he filed the order because Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld was considering ignoring the agreement with Hines, which was signed by the previous CDOT commissioner, Gabe Klein.

    Active Transportation Alliance, however, does not want the Kinzie bike lane moved to Grand. Says Merrel, “The fact is that with or without a protected bike lane, people will continue to bike on Kinzie because this route provides one of the only lower-traffic connections to downtown over the river. That’s why the protected bike lane was put there in the first place.”

    A spokesperson for CDOT says they, too, have concerns about removing the Kinzie lane.

    “The protected bike lane is in place to reduce conflicts and the risk of accidents between bicyclists, motor vehicles, and pedestrians,” says Mike Claffey, director of public affairs. “We have been in discussions with the alderman about these concerns and will continue to work with him on this issue.”

    If anything, ATA’s Merrel says the Kinzie bike line should be improved, not closed.

    “The city has made some safety improvements to the lane in recent years but others have been put on hold due to the stalemate between Alderman Reilly and [CDOT]. An additional bike lane on Grand Avenue would be very welcome, but not at the cost of removing the protected bike lane on Kinzie.”

     Website: Active Transportation Alliance

    Chicago Loop Alliance

    (Above) A Chicago Loop Alliance “Activate” event on June 5, 2014, in the alley next to Chicago Theater. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    16-Apr-15 – Visitors to downtown Chicago who collectively spent $393,120 last year at Chicago Loop Alliance Activate events are invited back this year and encouraged to “linger longer.”

    CLA estimates that 14,400 people attended their art-themed “urban celebrations,” held in alleys across the Loop, and after they left, many did not go home. They spent money at nearby businesses and CLA wants that to happen again this year. The alliance has partnered with downtown businesses for special offers to attendees before and after each event.

    There will be new alleys this year and new artists. In February, CLA actively sought suggestions from artistic Chicagoans for this year’s events. A committee comprised of “leaders in Chicago’s creative community” reviewed application materials.

    Events are scheduled for May 15, June 12, July 30, August 27, September 18, and October 16. Specific locations will be announced one month before each event, which will start at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Guests who RSVP in advance will receive a complimentary beer or wine.

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    13-Apr-15 – Bartenders from around the country will compete at River North’s House of Blues next month at an event emceed by author, restaurateur, and television personality Geoffrey Zakarian.

    Photo by Janet Rhodes (Left) Geoffrey Zakarian. (Photo by Janet Rhodes.)

    The National Restaurant Association announced on Thursday finalists for its Star of the Bar Mixology Competition. Six bartenders from six cities will compete for $5,000 by creating cocktails using Casamigos Tequila, a sponsor of the event.

    Chicago’s contender is Andrew Turner (right) of Bottlefork in River North. The National Restaurant Association says he impressed the judges with his ingredients, a pre-cocktail treat, and “whimsical Styrofoam cup presentation.” Andrew Turner

    Zakarian appears on Food Network shows. On the series Chopped, he is often one of three judges on a show in which chefs compete by cooking for the judges, who eliminate one contestant each round. He is also executive chef of restaurants in New York, Atlantic City, and Miami.

    Scheduled for May 17 from 9 p.m. to midnight, the HOB event is part of a larger trade show happening in Chicago.

    The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest annual gathering of restaurant, food service, and lodging professionals in the world. More than 65,000 people are expected to attend events scheduled for May 16-19 at McCormick Place.

    Peninsula Hotel

    (Above) River North’s Peninsula Hotel and the retail complex on which it sits. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    15-Apr-15 – River North has at least one outstanding building. The Mag Mile building in which the Peninsula Hotel is located is one of six in Chicago named Outstanding Building of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago.

    Called a TOBY for short, the awards, says BOMA, “recognize excellence in building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning, and community impact.”

    12 commercial properties total won in the North Central region of BOMA that covers Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

    730 North Michigan won for best retail building. Managed by Colliers International, its tenants include Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Company, and Victoria’s Secret. The hotel was built on top of a pre-existing four-store retail complex.

    Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega owns the building. His investment company, Ponte Gadea, which is based in Miami, purchased it in 2007 for $350 million.

    “Recognition as a TOBY award winning property is the ultimate honor,” says Paula Goldman-Spinner, president of BOMA’s North Central region. “It instills a sense of pride of ownership in the management team and extends financial and environmental benefit for our owners, clients, and the community long into the future.”

    100 North Riverside Loop winners include Boeing’s corporate headquarters at 100 North Riverside (left), winning in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 Square Feet category.

    It is managed by CBRE, Inc., which also manages Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower at 300 East Randolph, winner in the Corporate Facility category. Health Care Service Corporation owns that building.

    Chicago Board of Trade Building at 141 West Jackson Boulevard won in the Renovated Building category. The Monroe Building at 104 South Michigan Avenue won in the Historical Building category. Hyatt Center at 71 South Wacker Drive won BOMA’s Earth Award.

    They will all compete for International TOBY recognition, with winners announced on June 30 in Los Angeles.

    9-Apr-15 – A woman diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome because a dog once attacked her is suing her condominium association, saying she was forced to share elevator rides with dogs and their hostile owners.

    Holly Geraci, wife of Chicago bankruptcy lawyer Peter Frances Geraci, says dog owners and walkers at Union Square Condominiums have physically and verbally assaulted her.

    Photo by Holly Myrick (Left) Holly and Peter Geraci at a fundraising event at Lincoln Park Zoo on November 13, 2014. Photo by Holly Myrick.

    In her federal lawsuit filed on March 23, Geraci claims the condo association violated the federal Fair Housing Act and Illinois Human Rights Act by denying her request for a key to lockout the elevator as she rides down from the top floor.

    Holly says a dog once attacked her while she was sitting in car and she is now anxious about being in enclosed spaces with dogs.

    Union Square Condominiums

    Dogs were first allowed at Union Square Condominiums (above) in 2004 but Geraci says the rules instituted by the association were inadequate, asking dog owners only to be respectful of residents who might have allergies or other concerns about riding in elevators with dogs.

    She says dog owners and hired dog walkers routinely ignore her requests to wait for the next elevator. She claims they have barged into the elevator, sworn at her, and assaulted her. The condo association, she says, has labeled her a “troublemaker” and posted fliers about her in the building.

    The Geracis have sued their association before, over a defective parapet wall that resulted in the rooftop deck being closed to residents.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman 9-Apr-15 – One of Chicago’s largest video production companies is moving to Wrigley Building.

    Optimus is moving this fall to 38,000 square feet on floors 11 and 12 in the north tower.

    A custom-built spiral staircase will connect the floors. The space is designed by Graham Anderson Architects.

    Tom Duff, president of Optimus, told Reel Chicago on Tuesday his 77-person company is moving “to have a blank canvas on which to build a new Optimus from scratch.”

    He called Wrigley Building “iconic, classy, and ideally located.”

    Optimus is a “post/production house,” producing its own video but also adding finishing touches such as editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio mixing to video shot by others. Clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield, BMO Harris Bank, Kmart, McDonald’s, Miracle Whip, and Shedd Aquarium.

    Currently, Optimus is located in Streeterville, in a building on East Grand Avenue that Duff calls ”a sprawl over five stories with wasted space.” That building has been sold. Optimus will move in October or November.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra 9-Apr-15 – When he heard the violin, as a boy growing up in Italy, his attention would turn from the silent film he was watching to the musicians accompanying the film. At age nine, now living in Chicago, he took violin lessons.

    In 1946, at age 26, he joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where for 50 years he played a violin made in 1710 by Pietro Giovanni Guarneri.

    Adrian Da Prato died on March 17 at the age of 94.

    He was born in Barga, Italy, in 1920. In Chicago, he attended Lane Technical High School and the American Conservatory of Music. He served in World War II, performing for troops throughout the islands of Hawaii. Before joining CSO, he was a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He toured the United States and Europe as a member of Chicago Strings.

    When he retired from CSO in 1996, he had worked for seven music directors.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    He once compared an orchestra to an old bottle of wine. “It has to have a good vintage to start out with, then it reaches a point where its fullness is realized. When an orchestra works together it grows. That is the beautiful experience. It is magic. It is a great orchestra.”

    Da Prato was a longtime resident of Marina City, living on the 45th floor of the east tower.

    (Photos) Adrian Da Prato, at the beginning and culmination of his career with Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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    April 21 – The Open Door series at Poetry Foundation presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. April’s reading presents Northwestern University’s Averill Curdy and her student, Lauren Schlesinger, along with Concordia University’s Peter Kahn and his student, Asia Calcagno. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Free admission. Map. More info.

    April 22 – Vote for your favorite emerging business at this Shark Tank-style event to listen to pitches from the top 20 front-runners for the 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. A panel of former Tyree Award winners and finalists will serve as judges while the audience decides the top 12 businesses to advance to the next round of judging. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street. Tickets: $30. Drinks and light appetizers provided. Map. More info.

    April 23 – Fifth Wednesday Journal: African American Poets in Review. Haki Madhubuti will introduce a reading by Kelly Norman Ellis, Calvin Forbes, Angela Jackson, and Roger Reeves. The event, which will include music and a reception, is co-presented by the independent literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal. 6:30 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Free admission. Map. More info.

    April 24 – Luncheon and panel discussion, What’s Next in Office Acquisitions, Leasing & Development – CBD & Suburbs. Presented by Chicago Real Estate Council. 11:45 a.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $75. Please contact members@chicagorec.org no later than April 22. Map. More info.

    April 24 – The first U.S. presentation of Lina Bo Bardi: Together, an exhibition that pays tribute to the work and legacy of 20th century Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. This exhibition endeavors to inspire new conversations around Lina Bo Bardi’s work and bring to life the experience of hers buildings and inclusive approach to design. 5:30-8 p.m., Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place. Map. More info.

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    $106.0 million
    545 N MCCLURG CT
    • NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A 45-STORY RESIDENTIAL BULDING 490 DWELLING UNITS RETAIL ON THE 1ST FLOOR 290 PARKING SPACES AND FOUR LOADING SPACES WITH 8709 SF OF GREEN ROOF AS PER PLANS
    $38.0 million
    205 E RANDOLPH ST
    Harris Theater
    • CONSTRUCT LOBBY ADDITION AT LOWER RANDOLPH ST LEVEL. ADDITION TO BE PARTIALLY OVER PUBLIC ROW ADDITION TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON PILES AT A DEPTH GREATER THAN 12-0 BELOW GRADE. REMODEL EXISTING LOBBY LEVEL INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OF TWO PASSENGER ELEVATORS.
    $30.0 million
    39 S LA SALLE ST
    • CONVERT EXISTING 15-STORY OFFICE BUILDING INTO HOTEL WITH AMENTIES. - 280 ROOMS - LANDMARKS. NO WORK TO LANDMARKED LOBBY SPACES OR STOREFRONTS ALLOWED WITH THIS PERMIT.
    $25.0 million
    227 W MONROE ST
    • INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO 51ST FLOOR OFFICE SPACE AS PER PLANS
    $18.0 million
    227 W MONROE ST
    • INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING LOBBY AND ENTRANCES TO INCLUDE NEW LIGHTING FLOORING FINISHES STRUCTURAL STEEL MISC. WORK IN ELEVATOR LOBBIES ON FLOORS 29 AND 44 AND MINOR MECHANICAL PER PLANS. NO PLUMBING WORK
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    AFC SUSHI WOMENS PRENTICE HOSPITAL
    250 E SUPERIOR ST
    • LICENSE
    Apr 13
    THE IVY ROOM
    12 E OHIO ST
    • LICENSE
    Apr 8
    COCHAN VOLANT
    100 W MONROE ST
    • LICENSE
    Apr 8
    COCHAN VOLANT
    100 W MONROE ST
    • LICENSE
    Apr 8
    COCHAN VOLANT
    100 W MONROE ST
    • LICENSE
    Apr 8
    PRANZI
    434 W ONTARIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 20
    SUBWAY
    511 N MCCLURG CT BLDG
    • CANVASS
    Mar 19
    BIN 36 RESTAURANT
    161 N JEFFERSON ST
    • LICENSE
    Mar 19
    BIN 36 RESTAURANT
    161 N JEFFERSON ST
    • LICENSE
    Mar 19
    THE FAIRMONT CHICAGO
    200 N COLUMBUS DR
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 17
    SUBWAY
    304 W HUBBARD ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 16
    PEARL TAVERN
    180 N WACKER DR
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 16
    KINZIE ST CHOP HOUSE
    400 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 16
    WAFFLES CAFEON THE BUN
    203 E OHIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 13
    TACO JOINT
    158 W ONTARIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 12
    RED MANGO
    151 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Mar 11
    DAO THAI RESTRAUNT
    230 E OHIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 11
    SIMPLY GREENS
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 10
    LAMADIA ART OF PIZZA LOVE OF WINE
    59 W GRAND AVE
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 10
    INDIA HOUSE
    59 W GRAND AVE
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 10