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Hyde Park apartment tower, Edgewater TOD headed to Chicago Plan Commission

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If approved, the projects would deliver a combined 355 residential units to the Windy City

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Though not quite as spectacular as last month’s line-up which was topped by a striking 800-foot riverfront office tower, the April agenda for the Chicago Plan Commission has been posted and features a pair of new mixed-use developments. These two items—along with a number of proposed sales of city-owned land—will be voted upon by the commission at 10:00 a.m. on April 20th in the City Council chambers at Chicago’s City Hall.

Here is a quick summary of the two developments that will be heard in roughly two weeks time:

1600 East 53rd Street

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↑ Seeking both Planed Development (PD) and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance approval, this 27-story high-rise project looks to join 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park. According to the recently posted Plan Commission agenda, the proposed building will contain 250 dwelling units and 173 parking spaces—up from 160 spaces as revealed at a public meeting late last year.

Designed by Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and developed by MAC Properties, the building will also feature a fifth-floor amenity space with an outdoor pool plus commercial space at street level. The site at the northwest corner of 53rd and Cornell is currently utilized as a surface parking lot.

6145 North Broadway

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↑ After earning the support of Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) in February, this long-discussed transit-oriented rental proposal slated for 6145 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is also listed on this month’s Plan Commission agenda. The six-story project comes from co-developers City Pads and Catapult Real Estate Solutions and architect Built Form. It will feature 105 apartments, 45 parking stalls, and ground floor retail space.

If approved on the 20th, both proposals must also pass Chicago’s Zoning Committee and the vote of the full City Council before moving to the permitting phase.