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The [Wednesday] Papers

The city council today passed the Lincoln Yards project, as well as its overshadowed unofficial partner, The 78.

Along with the Near South Side, the city is showing once again that it can create new neighborhoods out of thin air when and where it wants to.

Now, it's true, these projects are in locations developers deem desirable - adjacent to the city's most valuable property.

But . . .


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Lincoln Yard Lard
Just out of curiosity . . .

The first mention of Lincoln Yards by the Tribune came on September 13, 2017:

"Sterling Bay's massive development planned for the former A. Finkl & Sons steel plant site has a name, a high-powered planning team and one big target: Amazon's second headquarters," Ryan Ori wrote.

"About two years after it struck a deal to buy the North Side parcel along the Chicago River, the Chicago developer is disclosing new details, including the name: Lincoln Yards.

"The mixed-use development could take up as much as 100 acres of land along Lincoln Park and Bucktown, cost as much as $10 billion and take a decade to complete, said Sterling Bay managing principal Andy Gloor."


Similarly, the first mention by the Sun-Times was on the same day:

"Mega-developer Sterling Bay has targeted Amazon as the anchor tenant for a $10 billion mixed-use, riverfront development on land it's assembling in Lincoln Park and Bucktown that includes the old Finkl Steel plant," Fran Spielman wrote, in an article that was really about potential Amazon HQ2 sites, not Lincoln Yards per se.

"Together with the fleet maintenance facility purchased from the city for $104.7 million, Sterling Bay's managing principal Andy Gloor hopes to put together nearly 100 acres for the project it calls 'Lincoln Yards.'"


According to Sterling Bay, Lincoln Yards began in 2013 when Finkl Steel abandoned the property it had sat on for 112 years.

According to this history, Sterling Bay unveiled its plan to the public in July 2018.


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