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“It’s a little more free-form thinking — it’s not just forms,” says Kathryn Kovitz Arnold, of a practice area that allows her to enjoy taking a project from plans on paper to shovels turning soil. A shareholder at Shefsky & Froelich, Arnold has built a broad-based real estate practice over 22 years, guiding projects from… Read more »


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Superior 110 soars to the sky in striking colors of brilliant white and rich blue. The luxury condominium homes of Superior 110 are among the newest in Chicago and are also among the most luxurious. “These stunning residences are imbued with unwavering quality, evidenced by the many high-end finishes, features and amenities available to each… Read more »

Harper Court

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Harper Court is a mixed-use commercial development in the Hyde Park community area on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States, that includes a Hyatt Hotel and a 12-story office tower that is leased and occupied by the University of Chicago. Although the hotel opened on September 17, 2013, the commercial structure, which also… Read more »

Harper Court, Hyde Park and the Essence of Community

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In its previous incarnation, Harper Court was a deteriorating remnant of past urban renewal. Evoking a 1960s strip mall vogue, two levels of retail were split off the plaza, with stairs leading down to shops below grade and another set of stairs going up to the second level. Trends in retail have changed, however, and… Read more »

University of Chicago Selling Harper Court Two Months After Buying It

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HYDE PARK — The University of Chicago announced plans Friday to sell the Harper Court development two months after purchasing it for $98 million. “It was never our intention to be the long-term owner of the property,” said Calmetta Coleman, a spokeswoman for the university. The university purchased the development, which includes a 150,000-square-foot office… Read more »

A roundup of a hot development year

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Harper Court Harper Court opened after years of planning and was sold within a week to the University of Chicago. Top brass from the University of Chicago, Vermilion Development, the City of Chicago, Hyatt Hotels and others that helped fund it cut the ribbon on the $139 million development on Nov. 8. The university first… Read more »

University of Chicago Works on Its Neighborhood

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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, a new 600,000-square-foot, mixed-use project at the corner… Read more »

ULI Case Studies

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Harper Court is a mixed-use project—including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses—located on a 3.18-acre site in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago near the University of Chicago campus. The project was initiated by the city of Chicago and the university, with the objective of revitalizing a strategic commercial location important… Read more »

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hyde Park

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It’s anchored by UChicago and the Museum of Science and Industry, but Hyde Park is most commonly known as the second home of President Obama. (It’s where he comes when the White House is being fumigated.) Now it has something more: development buzz. Mixed-use project Harper Court, located at the corner of 53rd and Lake… Read more »