Piekarz Associates designs new buiding in Cabrini-Green area

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Ten years ago, Cabrini-Green was best known for its notoriously struggling public housing project of the same name. Today, it’s becoming something of a goldmine for developers who have planned new, luxury high rises for the Near North Side area not far from where the dilapidated public housing towers once stood, ChicagoArchicture.org reports.

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The proposed six-story structure at 863 North Orleans St. will have very little parking because it will be built right at the CTA/Brown/Purple Line tracks, just two blocks from the Chicago Ave. L Station.  The architect is Piekarz Associates.

ChicagoArchitecture says the building will have 65,000 sq. ft. of offices. This is a change from a report in September 2014 that Chicago developer Steven Fifield planned a 72-apartment building at the site.

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