It was just a week ago that a plan for yet another new hotel at McCormick Place was unveiled, thanks to a single teased render posted by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance on Facebook. However, we now have full set of renders of McHugh Construction's proposed hotel project for McCormick Place to look at. The renders provide a more complete look at McHugh's ambitious project, which combined with McPier's ongoing development project, represent a massive amount of new development in only a two block span of Cermak Road which will transform the area.
Not to be confused with McPier's plan for a new hotel, arena, and data center, McHugh's plan for a plot of land they own at Cermak and Michigan calls for a new hotel, data center, and retail space. The taller, glassier building facing Cermak Road is definitely the 650-room hotel, but the newer renders show better detail for the 8-floor data center that will be built around the corner facing Indiana Avenue, as well as the rehab work that will be done on the existing warehouse at 23rd Street and Indiana, which looks to be used as a parking garage for the data center.
PDNA and the 3rd Ward Alderman will be hosting a public meeting about this development on Monday, September 15th, so stay tuned for more information about this project.
·Here's Another New McCormick Place Hotel On The Way [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous McCormick Place coverage [Curbed Chicago]