Today, New Eastside supports a community of 11,000 residents and 45,000 people who work in the area and draws thousands of tourists and visitors to the shopping and dining complex Lakeshore East Village Market.
On the horizon, the third tallest tower in Chicago will rise in New Eastside in 2019. Named the Wanda Vista Tower, it will be a combination of hotel and condominiums. An additional high rise hotel is planned for the empty lot at 201 N. Columbus Dr. Five sites remain open for development in New Eastside and a public school is part of the master plan for the area.
Several organizations have worked to help integrate the neighborhood and foster a sense of community.
New Eastside Community
Founded by residents in 2012 in response to the rapidly growing community, the New Eastside Community improves communication within New Eastside by publishing community newsletters and providing online community resources. For more information, visit www.neatside.com or call (312) 690-3092.
New Eastside Association of Residents
The 16-year-old association provides advocacy about resident issues and community concerns while also assuming a watchdog role on the Chicago Pedway development in New Eastside. Discover historical records, photos and news about what’s going on in New Eastside by visiting www.neweastside.org.
Magellan Development Group
The current developer of Lakeshore East is also the sponsor of many community events. The Magellan Development Group Community Relations team has been instrumental in establishing events that have become New Eastside traditions, such as the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, Movies in the Park, Magellan Rewards Festival and many more. For more information, visit www.magellandevelopment.com.