As always, this month’s Chicago Plan Commission was a big one. Several big ticket items like the proposed TIF district for the Lathrop Homes redevelopment and the new McDonald’s headquarters for the West Loop met with the city council yesterday. The city’s Department of Planning and Development kept tabs of when proposals were introduced and subsequently approved by the Chicago plan Commission at yesterday’s meeting.
Commission has approved a plan to build a five-story, 32-unit residential building at 2050 N. Clark in Lincoln Park pic.twitter.com/P2xPeFWukK— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
First up was a five-story, 32-unit development that will take over a site that was formerly an outpost of the Midwest Jesuits. The proposal was approved by the Plan Commission.
Approved: a 3-building, transit-oriented complex at 1257 N. Paulina in Wicker Park, totaling 200 residential units pic.twitter.com/Co95F2xzTr— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
Up next was the large Wicker Park Connection project which will deliver 200 dwellings to the popular northwest side neighborhood. The plan took advantage of the transit-oriented development ordinance to lower its parking count to 58 spaces. The tweet from the Chicago DPD reveals renderings of the project that are more refined than what had been presented earlier this year.
Commission approves mixed-use, 25-story plan with 71 residential units at 330 W. Huron St. on the Near North Side pic.twitter.com/EWCXoTK3zX— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
This striking 25-story tower designed by Chicago’s HPA was approved yesterday. The plan will deliver 71 luxury condos with 71 parking spaces to the River North neighborhood. The first level will also include a large span of retail space—roughly 16,000 square feet.
Commission OK's rehabilitation of 168 N. Michigan Ave. Will restore terra cotta, add five stories for 210-key hotel. pic.twitter.com/IblK2WhWtl— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
The long-planned restoration and redevelopment of 168 N. Michigan is finally moving forward. A previous plan to transform the building into a boutique hotel stalled out in 2013 due to permitting issues. However, Oxford Capital Group purchased the building and continued pressing forward on the hotel plan. They want to stack a five-story addition to the top of the old skyscraper and fill it with 210 hotel rooms.
Commission approves plan at 4001-4159 W. Diversey, for three, single-story retail buildings with accessory parking pic.twitter.com/cX1dPe9TmY— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
A suburban-style retail development is coming to the Diversey and Pulaski intersection. The development will be composed of three single-story buildings fronted with a large surface parking lot.
The Big Kahuna of this month’s Plan Commission was the proposed McDonald’s global headquarters for the West Loop. The 600,000-square-foot Gensler-designed proposal comes from noted Fulton Market developer Sterling Bay. Dubbed 110N Carpenter, the new development will take the place of Oprah Winfrey’s former Harpo Studios campus.
Previously declared one of Chicago’s most endangered buildings, IIT’s Main Building designed by Patten & Fisher and built between 1891-1893 will live on as a residential building. When redeveloped, the historic building will feature 102 apartments.
Another item of note from today's Plan Commission meeting: the Diversey/Chicago River TIF district plan was unanimously approved.— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016
CDC unanimously OKs designation of Diversey-Chicago River TIF district; to generate $17.5 million for the rehab of the former Lathrop Homes— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 12, 2016
- McDonald’s HQ, Three Downtown Hotels to Headline July Plan Commission [Curbed Chicago]
- Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Gets Plan Commission Nod [Curbed Chicago]
- Work on Long-Delayed Atlantic Bank Building Hotel Back on Track [Curbed Chicago]
- IIT's Historic Main Building to be Restored as Housing [Curbed Chicago]