It's official! Despite some push-back from area residents, the Chicago Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve Phase 1 of the three-tower Wolf Point project. Ald. Brendan Reilly, whose stance was uncertain leading up the vote, ultimately came out in support of the $1 billion proposal. The commission's decision paves the way for construction of the 525-foot West Tower, a 510-unit rental building designed by bKL Architecture, and installation of the first 400 feet of new riverwalk. But before any ground can be broken, developer Hines Interests still needs to secure additional approvals from the Zoning Committee and City Council. We'll bring the updates.
·City panel approves Wolf Point development plan [Crain's]
·Complete Wolf Point Coverage [Curbed Chicago]