Today’s Plan Commission Agenda Illustrates Fulton Market Construction Boom

By Claudia Morell

Four out of the ten large-scale zoning applications on the Plan Commission’s agenda today are located in Fulton Market, highlighting the development surge in the area. This includes a proposed 322-unit residential building for North Green Street, twin nine-story condos planned a block away from McDonald's new Chicago headquarters, and two office towers: one from Sterling Bay, another from Shapack Partners.

Several Large Fulton Market Projects Receive Unanimous Approval from Plan Commission

By Claudia Morell

With minimal public opposition, the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved site plans for five large-scale development projects in the city’s historic Fulton Market District. The applications now advance to the Council’s Zoning Committee, scheduled to meet Monday, ahead of the full City Council meeting on Wednesday.

Council’s Rules Committee Confirms New Clerk Anna Valencia

By Claudia Morell

There was nothing but praise for Anna Valencia as she sat before members of the Council’s Rules Committee for her official confirmation hearing as the new City Clerk, replacing newly-elected Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza. After reading prepared remarks, Valencia was mostly showered with praise for about thirty minutes before the committee unanimously approved the appointment by voice vote. The appointment advances to the full City Council for a vote January 25th.

Jesse Ruiz Talks School Closings, Jackson Park Developments, and J.B. Pritzker

In another installment of our hour-long podcast series, publisher Mike Fourcher sits down with Jesse Ruiz, attorney, President of the Chicago Park District Board, and advisor to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ruiz, the child of immigrants, talks about diversity and segregation in Chicago, his vote on school closings in 2013, the future of Jackson Park, and his hopes for Illinois’ new governor.

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