When the old Atrium Village is gone, we're guessing nobody will miss the drab mid-rises and surface parking lots. And judging from the renderings released by Fitzgerald Associates, change can't come soon enough. Today, the Architect's Newspaper has a new article about the planned development, filling in some key data about the plan and providing a handful of new architect's renderings. The most interesting of the new renderings is the aerial shot, which shows the scale of the four high-rises, which rise to 28, 36, 41 and 44 stories. According to the article, more than a quarter of the current site is occupied by parking lots, but under the redevelopment plan, all parking will be buried under ground, opening up key surface space for green space. Hitchcock Design Group will design a two-acre public park, which will be located in the middle of the development. According to A/N, the entire project will be done in phases, and it's expected to take about 15 years to complete it.
· Atrium Village to get four towers and a two acre park [A/N]
· Four High-Rises Coming to Division and Wells? [Curbed Chicago]