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gardens in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL – Aug. 2015

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Michael Jordan, Nike opening all-Jordan store in Chicago – ESPN


In March 1985, Air Jordan I’s hit retail stores in Chicago at $65 a pair. Three decades later, Jordan, a separate brand operating under the Nike umbrella, is opening a store in the Windy City.

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The Jordan brand continues. Jordan and Nike from business partnership and it will start in Chicago 

Market Slowing? Months Supply of New Home Sales in Lincoln Park Going Up


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If no new construction single family homes in Lincoln Park were to come on the market it would take over 10 months at the current rate of sales for the market to absorb the current supply of housing. That is up from a low of 5.8 months last year in September (2014) and at a level we have not seen since Sept 2012 when it hit 10.2 months. That 10.1 month absorption rate is up 21.1% from last year. 

While new construction is still the king of the market in terms of buyer demand that rate of sales is slowing and the question is why. It is consistent with my luxury market sales and rising market times for both new and resale luxury residences. 

They’re taking longer to sell contrary to media articles that seem to come out almost daily. 

Google’s making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof


Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ makes it easy to get solar panels onto your roof

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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

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Google’s making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof


Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ makes it easy to get solar panels onto your roof

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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method – FSC – YouTube


This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc…

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A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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Scene in the ‘Hood: Lincoln Park, Old Town


Our choices for the top Instagram pics taken in Lincoln Park and Old Town this week.

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Hyperlocal Groupon and Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Partnership


Groupon and Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Partner for Dedicated …

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I love hyper local and for a cause. Let’s hope this idea gets some legs. Check it out

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?


A look at how the United Nations reached the 17 SDGs and what they look like.

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17 well articulated global sustainability goals outlined here by the UN. 

But the most important way of achieving the SDGs was touched upon in the UN press conference: “We will need all partners to make this a success.” Multistakeholder partnerships, involving government, the private sector and civil society, have been described as the “glue” that will hold this process together, and will be the only way of ensuring these incredibly ambitious goals are met.”

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Spectacular Sustainable Homes – YouTube


Green roofs, considered to be an Eco alternative to traditional roof materials such as metal, tile, wood, fiberglass or asphalt are gaining more and more gro…

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Air and Water Show Parachutist in Surgery After Hitting Building: Reports


Two parachutists were injured during Saturday’s show, media reports and an Army official said.

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Lincoln Park’s Chicago Food and Wine Fest: $550 ‘all-in’ pass. I’d rather fly to Napa…


Expect to see wine and spirit brands from around the country, ranging from Michigan to California.

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For the cost of this all in admission fee (which does include a lot) the reward does not seem to match the price for admission. There are lower single day admissions but this is steep. Flights to Napa are lower than the all in pass

Median Sales Price for 8007 – CHI – Lincoln Park and more


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Single family homes continue to soar in Lincoln Park up 15.5% in just the past 12 months. Add in new construction and you’re over 22% median sales price increase in one year! Low supply and buyer demand continue to push the hot neighborhood into new pricing levels. 

It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes


The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes

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Study links radon levels in Pennsylvania homes to fracking


A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links elevated levels of radioactive radon in Pennsylvania homes to the flurry of natural gas wells drilled across the state using the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”…

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Why Metal Buildings Are a Sustainable Option – Greener Ideal


Going green, sustainable living, eco-friendly – however you refer to it, this way of life has become the trend in the last few years as more and more people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of this movement.

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Simplicity Rules: Streamlined Yet Sophisticated


Many luxury buyers seek homes with complicated floor plans, high-end finishes and the latest technology. But architects’ homes are often simple, sophisticated structures that merely look expensive.

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simple is good. The trick is making the complex appear simple. That is a great design challenge many do not quite find.

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LivingHomes sustainable prefab houses are judged by their own standard


Back in 2013, Gizmag covered the launch of the C6 sustainable prefab homes from LivingHomes. The residences were designed to be low-cost and to be LEED Platinum certified. Since then, the company h…

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My absolute fav prefab sustainably minded LEED developers. Setting the new standard for healthy and sustainable homes. C6 is HERE!

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Developer aims to convert funeral home to retail, apartments


Ten units and a restaurant are planned for the Lakeview property.

Source: www.chicagobusiness.com

I am surprised the zoning (or community groups) would not allow more units on this site in Lincoln Park. Let’s hope Lou Mitchell’s is the restaurant tenant!