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Old 07-14-2018, 02:05 PM
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Here's an interesting piece from an architecture mag on improving the neighborhood around Sox park. I have attached a couple of pics from the article as well.

Good read...and great concept along the lines of that proposed with the Armour Park design.

Link: http://www.architecture.org/architec...-joe-gonzalez/
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:01 PM
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Clearly this dude does not enjoy tailgating.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:29 PM
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Clearly this dude does not enjoy tailgating.
My thought as well! Let’s not get rid of every surface lot.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:26 PM
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My thought as well! Let’s not get rid of every surface lot.
I agree. I'd leave the ones on the southwest side of the stadium open for tailgating (E, F, L?). They're big enough to handle all the people that would tailgate.

Wouldn't be a huge loss to build on the ones by gate 5 (ABC) .
Make that area a destination.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:54 AM
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One question that needs to be asked, Who is going to pay for this?
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:42 PM
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One question that needs to be asked, Who is going to pay for this?
Developers with money to burn.

I'd rather them consider relocating to somewhere in the south loop.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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agreed...

I couldn't tell from those renderings where he was proposing people park when they come to games. Didn't look like anything in the images could accommodate.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:20 AM
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agreed...

I couldn't tell from those renderings where he was proposing people park when they come to games. Didn't look like anything in the images could accommodate.

From the interview:
How will you accommodate parking that will be lost to these new uses?
Our proposal will provide 3-4 levels of structured parking on various blocks, which will be “wrapped” by ground floor commercial and residential above. This revitalized neighborhood model, seen across the country, builds on a diverse, mixed-use theme.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:08 AM
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From the interview:
How will you accommodate parking that will be lost to these new uses?
Our proposal will provide 3-4 levels of structured parking on various blocks, which will be “wrapped” by ground floor commercial and residential above. This revitalized neighborhood model, seen across the country, builds on a diverse, mixed-use theme.
Getting out of a multi-level parking structure after an event can be a nightmare
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:03 PM
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Developers with money to burn.
Exactly right. Once the South Loop location at Roosevelt and the river gets developed, the area around GRF potentially could be the most valuable piece of "vacant" land in the City. GRF's access to both a major expressway and 4 CTA/Metra lines (once the SW service moves to the Rock Island tracks) make it ideal for redevelopment. In my opinion, the state is sitting on a gold mine by owning all of this land.
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Developers with money to burn.

I'd rather them consider relocating to somewhere in the south loop.

Too late for that. The South Loop is a nightmare with traffic, lack of parking, etc. and it's going to get much worse in the next two or three years. I can't imagine how awful an experience it would be trying to get to a ballgame in the area unless the field was right off LSD and that's not going to happen.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:39 PM
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Too late for that. The South Loop is a nightmare with traffic, lack of parking, etc. and it's going to get much worse in the next two or three years. I can't imagine how awful an experience it would be trying to get to a ballgame in the area unless the field was right off LSD and that's not going to happen.
I feel like I'm the only person that thinks the stadium is in a perfect spot.

No way would I move it closer to downtown.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:51 PM
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I feel like I'm the only person that thinks the stadium is in a perfect spot.

No way would I move it closer to downtown.
Make that two people. Just win and attendance will be middle of the pack. Never going to be the most popular, but just need to be healthy for the long term.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:53 PM
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Make that two people. Just win and attendance will be middle of the pack. Never going to be the most popular, but just need to be healthy for the long term.
And over time gentrification will work its way closer to the park even if this ambitious plan doesn't come to fruition. There's too much room for development and fun stuff to do including a baseball team to root for and things will continue the steady move south with great transportation and cheap land things will grow.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:19 AM
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I like the current locations but would not mind a relocation to one of the Sponsors, Bedford Park.
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