The 22-story tower that is looking to take the place of the kitschy Ed Debevic's restaurant in River North is one step closer to digging in. Last week, the Chicago Plan Commission approved of the plan from JDL Development, which includes 251 apartments, 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 117 parking spaces. The plan is one of several for the River North area and one of several dozen projects currently underway in the greater downtown area. Chicago's Hartshorne Plunkard Architects (HPA), which is currently juggling a plethora of other major design and renovation projects, is leading the design duties for this tower. To break up the tower, the design features a series of "shifting" levels atop a four-story podium/amenity deck. The tower's units will average at around 875 square feet and will come in various forms including studios, convertibles, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
·Sun Rises in the East; River North Gets Another Residential Tower [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·A Look at the Apartment Tower That Will Replace Ed Debevic's [Curbed Chicago]
·River North's Kitschy Ed Debevic's to Make Way for New Tower [Curbed Chicago]