As we reported yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved the Webster Square mixed-use development. It's an important step towards redeveloping Lincoln Park Hospital, but don't pop that bubbly just yet; Sandz still has a long way to go before they can get their construction permits. According to the Sun-Times, Ald. Vi Daley, who is the vice-chairman of the Zoning Committee, will ask the developer to "trim the height of certain buildings and to maintain open space on the property's east end as a buffer for nearby homes," or else she'll seek to block its approval. Regarding the grocery store, which was a major point of contention for anti-development groups, a representative for Fresh Market told Crain's: "I think the neighbors will become very attached to the store, once the adrenaline wears off a bit." Don't expect that to happen anytime soon.
· City planners back Lincoln Park grocery-condo development [Sun-Times]
· Panel approves plan for Lincoln Park Hospital site [Crain's]