A 16-story apartment tower proposed for Wicker Park earned the approval of the Chicago Plan Commission at the group’s March meeting.
Slated for 1628 W. Division Street, the high-rise hopes to squeeze into a somewhat unusual off-street site between the neighborhood’s historic bank-turned-CVS and the similarly-sized apartment tower of the under-construction Wicker Park Connection development.
The 121-unit rental building comes from RDM Development, which owns also the adjacent CVS building and a neighboring 33-unit condo development known as Vision. Designed by Wallin/Gomez Architects, the tower sports a pair of rooftop decks and an outdoor pool.
Following the vote of confidence from Plan Commission, the project still needs to go before the Zoning Board and full City Council for final approval.
Other projects approved at Thursday’s meeting include a 21-story Fulton Market office building (deferred from last month’s agenda), a shopping center in North Mayfair, two transit-oriented apartment developments in Old Town and the West Loop, and an adaptive reuse project to turn Chicago’s landmarked Church of the Epiphany into an event space.
The group also listened to a courtesy presentation from the University of Chicago regarding its planned 1,300-bed student dormitory complex. A rundown of the approved developments was tweeted out by the city’s Department of Planning and Development:
Commission approves a 21-story office building with ground-floor retail and 256 parking spaces at 360 N. Green St. The developer will pay $4.45 million into the #ChicagoNOF system and $758,000 into the Industrial Corridor System Fund. pic.twitter.com/0lKor9rU06— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
Commission approves a 150,000-square-foot shopping center at 4635 W. Foster Ave. that will be known as the Edens Collection. pic.twitter.com/0ZwzgJfOKr— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
Commission approves plan to rehabilitate and expand the Church of the Epiphany at 201 S. Ashland Ave. into a multi-purpose performance and event space called the Epiphany Center for the Arts. The $4.4 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-2019. pic.twitter.com/nX0H4HhttP— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
Commission OKs a nine-story, 105-unit plan at 335 W. Schiller St. Per the #AROpilot, the developer of the $20 million project will offer 21 affordable units on site #OldTown pic.twitter.com/4PiSUzkx56— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
Commission approves 10-story, 166-unit plan at 1220 W. Jackson Blvd. The developer of the transit-oriented development will pay $732,000 into the #ChicagoNOF system and, per the #AROpilot, offer 29 affordable units on site and an additional four units off site. pic.twitter.com/2InGApEhg6— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
The Commission just viewed a courtesy presentation from @UChicago about the school's plans to build a 1,300-bed undergraduate dorm with three, seven-story towers and one 16-story tower at 1150 E. 61st St. No approval was required under the existing PD. #HydePark #Woodlawn pic.twitter.com/4WzCZAk2IR— Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) March 15, 2018
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