Uptown Neighborhood: Clarendon Park
Facing Lake Michigan, Clarendon Park is known for its many lakefront amenities and a concentration of residential high-rises. In warm months, thousands pack Montrose Beach and Harbor daily, while others come for the area’s numerous large-scale events such as Chicago’s Pride Parade and the Windy City RibFest, as well as the concerts and shows in Uptown’s many entertainment venues.
Tap into $600 million of public & private investment
Clarendon Park is conveniently located to the tremendous public investment that is rebuilding Uptown’s transit and streets. The Wilson El station is undergoing a $205 million reconstruction, a $6 million Lawrence-Broadway streetscaping will add a plaza and stage to Broadway in 2017, plus the Lawrence El station will soon be rebuilt.
Additionally, 2,300 new residential units are proposed or under construction in the Uptown area, along with 150,000+ new square feet of retail space that includes Treasure Island Foods, Ross, and others. These public and private investments ensure continued vibrancy and growth in the neighborhood for years to come.
Next to a growing entertainment district
Uptown has a long and colorful history as an entertainment destination – derived from the many clubs and theaters that hosted stars of the silent film and jazz eras, movie palaces in the 1950s, and then rock shows in recent years. Today, Uptown remains packed with venues big and small, including the Aragon Ballroom, Riviera Theater, Uptown Underground, and Uptown Lounge, that draw large audiences year-round from across the city and beyond for their many weekly events – adding up to over 240,000 annual attendees. Meanwhile, the Green Mill remains one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs. Additionally, large-scale lake-front events bring up to 50,000 into the area weekly! Recent developments only reinforce the area’s standing as a regional entertainment destination.