Wicker Park Gets New Art Sculpture + Calavera Opens in West Town + Sterling Bay Unveils Plans for Lincoln Yards Development: Top 3 Stories In and Around West Town

Wicker Tree Art Sculpture in Wicker Park

Wicker Tree Art Sculpture in Wicker Park

Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 Installs Stainless Steel "Wicker Tree" Sculpture in Wicker Park

Wicker Park isn't all green grass and trees these days. That's because a new sculpture commissioned by the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 has been installed in the park at 1425 N Damen Ave. The $30,000 public art installation is the result of many neighborhood community polls showing support for more public art in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.  Michael Helbing is the artist behind "Wicker Tree" and he says that the sculpture is an ode to "urban forest" in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.


Calavera Opens Doors in West Town Specializing in Serving Mexican Street Flavors + More

1438 W Chicago Ave is now home to a new restaurant specializing in Mexican street flavors including favorited menu items such as steak tacos, carnival style nachos and queso fundido. Calavera also host a "selfie wall" that customers can use to post pictures on social media.  


On July 18, 2018 developer, Sterling Bay and Alderman Brian Hopkins of the 2nd Ward held the first public meeting for the new Lincoln Yards development along the Chicago River. The public meeting drew several hundred attendees all anxiously awaiting to hear from Sterling Bay representatives about the plans for the Lincoln Yards project. Sterling Bay provided many details about the Lincoln Yards project and you can learn more at the links below. Although many of the plans for the Lincoln Yards area are controversial, one thing is certain - the brown fields that currently sit at the Lincoln Yards site WILL be developed into residential / commercial mixed use with new parks and green spaces also being an important component to the new Lincoln Yards neighborhood area.

Learn more about Lincoln Yards by visiting: http://www.lincolnyards.com/ 

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Sterling Bay unveils its vision for Lincoln Yards - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform a former industrial site into a vibrant community.