[Photo by orijinal via flickr creative commons]
In January, we brought you news of plans by the Kennedy family and Hines Interests for a three-tower project at Wolf Point. At the time, all we knew was that the trio of towers would be around 60 stories each, with no supertalls planned for the site. Now, per a communique from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), we can say with more precision what their actual heights will be. The West Tower, located at Site A, would contain purely residential units and stand at a height of 525 feet. Second, and most intriguing, is a 600-unit, 80 story building planned for Site B (South Tower), which would rise to a lofty 900 feet, pushing it very close to official supertall status. And last, but certainly not least, a mixed-used 750-footer (East Tower) would be located at Site C.
Although we applaud the developer's ambitious vision for the four-acre site, located at 350 North Orleans, one concern involves the amount of parking proposed for the development. All told, there would be a total of 1285 parking spaces associated with the project. For those who want to learn more about the proposal and offer feedback, Ald. Reilly has scheduled a community meeting for May 29th at 5:30 P.M in the Holiday Inn at 350 West Mart Center Drive (Wolf Point Ballroom). We'll be there!
· Alderman Reilly Reports [Ald. Brendan Reilly]
· Wolf Point plan could include 80-story building, alderman says [Sun-Times]
· Wolf Point Owners Team with Cesar Pelli for 3-Tower Project [Curbed Chicago]