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Jahn's 1000M Skyscraper Headlines April's Plan Commission Agenda

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Plans proposals in Pullman, Uptown, and Maggie Daley Park will also be heard

Five Planned Development (PD) projects will be heard at this month’s City of Chicago Plan Commission meeting according to a recently-released agenda. The proposals range from Pullman to Uptown and vary in size between four and 73 stories.


Headlining this month’s agenda is Helmut Jahn’s 832-foot 1000M skyscraper proposed for 1000 S Michigan Avenue. The height and basic layout remains unchanged from the scaled-down proposal presented to South Loop neighbors in March. While the tower’s specs appear largely locked-in, it’s possible that the design might see some aesthetic polishing when presented to the Commission on April 21.

Pullman Artspace Lofts

After clearing the Commission on Landmarks last month, the 38-unit Pullman Artspace Loft project begins the process of obtaining the zoning change necessary for the PD to move forward. If approved by the city, construction on the affordable-rate live/work development is slated to begin in May of 2017 provided funding — including low income housing tax credits and historic preservation credits — is secured.

3817-45 N Broadway

Plans for a seven-story, 93-unit mixed use development passed the 46th Ward’s neighborhood zoning board nearly one year ago. Since last April it has grown in scope to eight stories and unit count is now up to 134. This Lakeview proposal will roughly have 1:1 parking ratio with its PD documentation calling for no less than 135 spots.

1050 W Wilson

At the opposite side of the parking spectrum is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) proposed for 1050 W Wilson from the FLATS division of Cedar Street Co. This dark, eight-story glass and steel mixed-use building will house ground level retail, 110 dwelling units, and just 16 parking stalls — tweaked from the 102 units and 21 parking spaces detailed last year.

Maggie Daley Restaurant

The agenda also will see the controversial Maggie Daley restaurant planned at 353 E Monroe heard before the Plan Commission. At 8,000 square feet, the paperwork is consistent with the scaled back plan that was reported last month. Whether this smaller version goes far enough to satisfy the reduced building height requested by the Friends of the Parks advocacy group remains to be seen.