Divvy Has Arrived In Portage Park, Finally

Divvy Has Arrived In Portage Park, Finally

By Heather Cherone | July 13, 2016 6:45am

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PORTAGE PARK — Far Northwest Side residents can finally hop on a sky-blue Divvy bicycle in Portage Park.

Crews installed two new bicycle-sharing stations Tuesday at Montrose and Knox avenues near the Montrose station on the CTA Blue Line, and at Milwaukee and Cuyler avenues in the Six Corners Shopping District outside the Portage Theater.

Six Corners business owners have been petitioning city officials since December 2013 to bring the bike-sharing service to the area around Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues, and boost their efforts to bring …

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A Portage Park ‘Pearl’: Music, Tech Hub Highlights Booming ‘Hood, Rahm Says

A Portage Park ‘Pearl’: Music, Tech Hub Highlights Booming ‘Hood, Rahm Says

By Heather Cherone | July 13, 2016 7:35am

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https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160713/portage-park/portage-park-pearl-music-tech-hub-highlights-booming-hood-rahm-says 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, second from right, and Ald. John Arena (45th), right, help cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Hangar, a film and video production facility. [DNAinfo/Heather Cherone]

PORTAGE PARK — The future of Chicago’s entertainment industry is taking shape in an overlooked industrial corridor nestled along the Kennedy Expressway in Portage Park, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.

Emanuel, joined by Ald. John Arena (45th), celebrated the first birthday of 2112, which bills itself as Chicago’s only music and technology business incubator. Its name is a homage to …

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Six Corners Development Gets OK from Planning Commission

Six Corners Development Gets OK from Planning Commission

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160317/portage-park/massive-six-corners-development-gets-ok-from-plan-commission

By Heather Cherone | March 17, 2016 12:06pm @HeatherCherone

PORTAGE PARK — The Chicago Plan Commission Thursday unanimously approved the proposal to replace the empty Bank of America branch at the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District with a massive shopping center anchored by Ross Dress for Less and Aldi.

The shopping center at 4747 W. Irving Park Road — to be known as the Point at Six Corners — would include space for a dozen stores in total, according to the proposal from Clark Street Real Estate, which officials said was designed to restore Six …

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Portage Park’s Six Corners is about to get a major facelift

Portage Park’s Six Corners is about to get a major facelift

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/portage-parks-six-corners-is-about-to-get-a-major-facelift-022216

 

An exciting new development is coming to Six Corners, the six-way intersection in Portage Park that you shouldn’t confuse with Wicker Park’s intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North (a more apt moniker for that monstrosity is “The Crotch”). Last week, 45th Ward alderman John Arena gave the go-ahead for a massive overhaul of the southeast corner of the intersection that’s poised to have a huge effect on the surrounding community.

The project, titled “The Point,” was announced last week at a community meeting with Arena and development company …

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Aldi, Ross To Anchor Huge Center Set To Replace Empty Bank at Six Corners

Aldi, Ross To Anchor Huge Center Set To Replace Empty Bank at Six Corners

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The design of the shopping center reminded some Far Northwest Side residents of Wrigley Field. [Clark Street Real Estate]

PORTAGE PARK — The empty Bank of America branch at the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District would be replaced by a massive shopping center anchored by an Aldigrocery store and Ross Dress for Less clothing store, according to plans unveiled Wednesday night

The shopping center at 4747 W. Irving Park Road — to be known as the Pointe at Six Corners — would include space for a dozen stores in total, according to …

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Community Meeting

I want to invite you to a community meeting about a proposed shopping center development at the Six Corners intersection that will continue the revitalization of this historic area. The meeting is at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The builder, Clark Street Development, will provide a summary of its plan to build a 100,000-square foot, single floor shopping center at the former site of Bank of America, 4747 W. Irving Park. The center will be a mix of large retailers and …

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Plans for Massive Six Corners Shopping Center Set to be Unveiled

Plans for Massive Six Corners Shopping Center Set to be Unveiled

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160212/portage-park/plans-for-massive-six-corners-shopping-center-set-be-unveiled

I want to invite you to a community meeting about a proposed shopping center development at the Six Corners intersection that will continue the revitalization of this historic area. The meeting is at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

The builder, Clark Street Development, will provide a summary of its plan to build a 100,000-square foot, single floor shopping center at the former site of Bank of America, 4747 W. Irving Park. The center will be a mix of large retailers and …

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6 Corners group hears updates on projects, wants district to be a destination

6 Corners group hears updates on projects, wants district to be a destination

http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/10/08/6-corners-group-hears-updates-on-projects-wants-district-to-be-a-destination/

by BRIAN NADIG

Several development proposals near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue and the role that subsidies could play in the success of some of those projects were discussed at the Oct. 6 meeting of the Six Corners Association.

“Six Corners is on the cusp of major development,” association executive director Kelli Wefenstette said at the association’s community leaders roundtable luncheon. “In a year from now, it could look drastically different than it does now.”

Those projects call for …

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Planning for the Future in Jefferson Park

Planning for the Future in Jefferson Park

“The community and commercial district are ready for a strong and guiding vision to rejuvenate an area that is on the cusp of vibrant economic growth and major revitalization,” Arena said.

The master plan will focus on the business district centered around Lawrence and Milwaukee avenues, where two major developments are working their way through the city bureaucracy with Arena’s support. One would build 39 apartments and 10 shops on Lawrence Avenue, while the other would build a 12-story tower next to the Jefferson Park Transit Center.

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A ‘Grand Gateway’ to Jefferson Park Proposed For Blighted Land

A ‘Grand Gateway’ to Jefferson Park Proposed For Blighted Land

ALDERMAN JOHN ARENA [45TH WARD] ANNOUNCES FOUR-STORY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR VACANT LOTS AT 5161 & 5201 WEST LAWRENCE AVENUE

CHICAGO (August 10, 2015) — After several years of vacancy, the empty lots at 5161 & 5201 W. Lawrence Ave. will undergo a major redevelopment that will include a mix of commercial retail space and residential units. The announcement comes after a decade of stagnation in the downtown commercial district of Jefferson Park.

The proposal calls for a mixed–use building with 9,990 square feet in retail …

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