While Cedar Street Co. has been hard at work for several months carefully renovating the landmarked 1901 Bush Temple of Music at 800 N Clark into new FLATS-branded apartments, work on the project’s 15-story glassy annex tower also appears imminent. On Friday, a pair of demolition permits were issued for 810 and 812 N Clark — a couple of old three-story brick buildings that currently stand in the way of the planned 179-foot addition penned by Chicago’s Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture.
The new tower portion of the Bush Temple redevelopment will contain roughly 129 of the 230 total residential units as outlined in Cedar Street’s Planned Development (PD) approved by the city earlier this year. Expected to be called FLATS No. 800 when completed, the project also features 8,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space and will house the first downtown location of Heritage Bicycles. On-site accessory parking is limited to just 15 vehicles thanks to the site’s transit-oriented designation.
Renderings of the HPA design also show the six-story Mormon meetinghouse planned immediately to the north. The block is currently abuzz with construction activity with eight luxury townhouses from Col. Jennifer Pritzker under construction just north of the proposed Mormon facility and an apartment tower at 833 N Clark quickly rising across the street.
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