It's been a while since there has been any updates on the planned Nobu restaurant and hotel for Randolph Row in the Fulton Market/West Loop area, however, the proposal heads to the Chicago Plan Commission this Thursday for a vote. When it was formally unveiled last summer, the proposal caused quite a stir due to its height and the fact that it would be a new construction project in an area that has been the center of a hotly contested debate on becoming an official Landmark District. The original proposal sought to bring 155 hotel rooms, 65 parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of restaurant space in the form of a 12 story brick and glass building, however, the plan was changed earlier this year, reducing the total room count to 83 keys and bringing the height down to seven stories. Thursday will be a make or break moment for the proposal, but it's very likely that the West Loop area will be getting one more boutique hotel in the near future.
·City panel to consider Nobu Hotel plan [Crain's]
·West Loop Nobu Hotel Developer Chops Proposal Down [Curbed Chicago]
·West Loop Nobu Hotel & Restaurant Proposal Gets Public Debut [Curbed Chicago]