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53rd Street Transformed

Redevelopment efforts are transforming 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

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University of Chicago Works on Its Neighborhood

The New York TimesOctober 23, 2012By Robert Sharoff  ”CHICAGO — The University of Chicago is midway through what it characterizes as a “once in a generation” community redevelopment effort aimed at revitalizing 53rd Street, a blighted retail district several blocks north of its historic Hyde Park campus here. The $250 million project includes Harper Court, [...]

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Kenwood schooled on Harper


Members of the Harper Court development team visited students at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Friday to talk to 7th and 8th graders about the development process of Harper Court. The Harper Court development team met with the students, who are to build a new development in a neighborhood. Chris Dillion, a [...]

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Hyde Park Herald Hotel Update

Construction at the former site of Harper Court will turn to above ground building in the coming weeks, including work on a new hotel. The Hyde Park Hyatt Place will be the neighborhood’s first new hotel in decades. Progress is quietly being made on its construction, as workers have spent the past month working on [...]

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