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Downtown Area Custom Place


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Proposed two-building development facing Wabash Ave, Ida B Wells Dr, and Harrison St. One building would be 23 stories tall with 314 hotel rooms and 261 dwelling units. The second building would be 36 stories tall with 516 dwelling units. There would be 151 parking spaces and a grocery store. (525 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL)
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Activity statistics generated at 1/12/2021 5:43 AM

Last building permit was issued on 1/9/2021

issued yesterday
0 1/11/2021
issued last 7 days
133
issued last 90 days
1,557 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021
issued last 180 days
3,403 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021

Last building violation was issued on 1/8/2021

issued yesterday
0 1/11/2021
issued last 7 days
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issued last 90 days
661 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021
issued last 180 days
1,547 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021

Last property was transferred on 9/30/2020

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1,049 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021

Last Chicago-owned property was added on 10/20/2020

added yesterday
0 1/11/2021
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added last 90 days
13 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021
added last 180 days
16 7/16/2020 to 1/11/2021

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About this Place
The downtown area is defined in 17-1-1500-A of the Municipal Code of Chicago. It was expanded once in June 2016, once in July 2017, and once in November 2017.
Source: Map of Downtown Area designed by Chicago Cityscape

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Custom Place

Downtown Area is one of 94 custom Place Places in our database. View all other custom Place Places.

Downtown Area spans 1 municipality: Chicago

Downtown Area spans 1 county: Cook

Downtown Area dimensions

  • The area of Downtown Area is 8.05 square miles / 5,153.24 acres
  • The search/buffer area of Downtown Area is 8.1 square miles / 5,153.2
  • The perimeter length of Downtown Area is 15.6 miles / 82,286.1 feet

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Chicago building permits in the Downtown Area latest permit issued 1/9/2021 3,403 permits issued in last 180 days

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Properties

Chicago-owned properties property added/updated 10/20/2020 16 properties added/updated in last 180 days

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Property Sales latest transaction on 9/30/2020 1,049 transactions in the last 180 days

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Affordable housing in Chicago (subsidized)

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High property tax increases

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Zoning Changes & Ordinances data from January 2011

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Sources

Custom Place map source: Various sources
Municipal Code of Chicago

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