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Hyde Park's Vue53: 10 Things to Know
Aug 2013 | CEI Media Group

Mesa Development, the developer for the Vue53 project, announced that it plans to begin work to remove the underground gas storage tanks from the Mobil site on Aug. 13, 2013. The Mobil station currently located on the site where Vue53 will be built is set to close on August 12.


New Hyatt Place Hotel in Harper Court
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Anchored by a 150,000 sq. foot office/commercial space tower, Harper Court will also host the new Hyatt Place hotel, across the street from Harper Theater. The hotel under construction at 5225 S. Harper Avenue will feature free wi-fi throughout, a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, and meeting space and packages.


Vue53 Brings $7.7 Million TIF District Revenues to Hyde Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Mesa released a poster that highlights impressive economic growth markers that include 300 construction jobs, $7.7 Million in additional TIF District contributions, and no tax dollars received.


Invitation to TIF Advisory Council Meeting May-7-2013
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

To get the latest news on the Vue53 development, join the 53rd TIF Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm at Kenwood Academy in the Little Theatre.


Former Shoreland Hotel Could Become Luxury Living Space
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The firm, Studio Gang Architects, is renovating the historic Shoreland Hotel to create new luxury residential living and event space.


Harper Court Sees Significant Progress on Lake Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Chris Dillion, Manager of Harper Court Partners, LLC, shared a photo via Twitter showcasing the progress made on the Harper Court tower at 53rd and Lake Park Ave.


Community Opinions Summarized in Survey Results
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

In mid-January, the South East Chicago Commission, with support from the University of Chicago, surveyed residents of Hyde Park and Kenwood about their views on 53rd Street redevelopment. The survey was intended to include the voices of more community members.