The tipster who guided Curbed's gaze to this newly planned residential development at Halsted and Bradley was none too happy about it: "The project would [be] very bad news for residents living in the area. The units are mostly studio and 1 bedroom condos, and very likely would drive down existing home values in the area." Judging from the early online chatter over the 15-story proposal, there are others who share his concern. But there are also those who are pumped up over the design and mixed-use components, and still others who feel the site plan isn't dense enough.
HPA Architecture is the brains behind the building, which has interesting features. As you see above, the residences begin on the third floor and bracket 46,000 sf of retail space topped by a pool and courtyard. The retail frontage is rather banal, but the blue-glass tower is kinda cool. One detractor we notice is the absence of balconies for all but the edge units (which also happen to be the only 2-beds). JDL Development brings the plan before the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee on Nov. 10th. Curbed will deliver more info when available.
·46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee