What is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD)?

You’ve heard the term “TOD” and many are now constructed up and down Southport Avenue (and around the city of Chicago). But what exactaly is a TOD and why have they popped up all over in the past several year?

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Former Southport Lanes site no longer listed for lease

New restaurant rumors swirling around

Southport Lanes closed for good last Fall, and for the past year, the site has been listed for lease. Recently, Mid-America Real Estate had the site active for lease, but has recently taken it down.

In the SoPo rumor-ville, the building could be leased (or in the process of being leased) by The Boka Restaurant Group as a new restaurant.

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Lincoln Yards breaks ground on a $5B mega-project that will transform Chicago’s North Side

After years of planning, Sterling Bay broke ground this week on a life sciences center for Chicago’s biotechnology needs.

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Zoning Approved for new TOD at 2256 W. Irving Park Road

“The Committee on Zoning has approved rezoning for a new mixed-use development at 2256 W. Irving Park Road.

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This development is coming to 1754 W. Addison Street

“The Committee on Zoning has approved rezoning for a new mixed-use development at 1754 W. Addison Street in Roscoe Village.

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This is what is coming to 3015 N. Southport Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved variations for a residential development at 3015 N Southport Avenue in Lake View. Located along N. Southport Avenue, the site is an existing surface parking lot placed adjacent to a public alley.

The property is between W Wellington Avenue and W Nelson Street. CA Ventures is the developer behind the project.

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Sterling Bay expects October groundbreaking for 1st building in Lincoln Yards mega development

Construction is set to begin in October on the first building in the 55-acre Lincoln Yards development that straddles the river between Bucktown and Lincoln Park.

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New renderings revealed for Guinness Taproom And Residential Tower in Chicago

New plans have been revealed for a Guinness brewery and taproom at 375 N Morgan Street in the West Loop.

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This development could be coming to 640 W. Irving Park Road

Revised plans have been revealed for a proposed residential development at 640 W Irving Park Road. Sharing sites with the existing Immaculata High School, the 22-story building will rise in front of Lake Shore Drive and offer residents unobstructed views of the lake. The project is being developed by KGiles LLC and CA Ventures and designed by Perkins Eastman with Level Architecture.

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Zia’s Lago Vista’s last day is October 3, 2021

Zia announced via Facebook that their last day is October 3, 2021. The space located at 3817 N. Ashland Avenue will be replaced by a Transit Oriented Development (aka, TOD). Rumors are still swirling they may take over the former Blue Bayou space on Southport.

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Touring Chicago’s Southport Corridor – Addison to Grace Street

A tour around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood in Chicago during the Early Fall of 2021

Tour Time! Shopping, eating and playing between Addison and Grace Streets along Southport Avenue during the early Fall of 2021.