After wrapping up its years long conversion of River North’s historic 1901 Bush Temple of Music into 101 studio and one-bedroom apartments, Chicago developer Cedar Street Cos. is preparing for the next phase of the project: a glassy residential tower right next door.
Although the 16-story project has yet to score an official building permit, crews are already erecting barriers to form a protected pathway next to the site. The CDOT-approved plan will also reduce southbound traffic on Clark down to a single lane, according to an email notice sent Thursday from the office of 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins.
Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the 129-unit Bush Temple addition would rise just south of the recently completed six-story Lakeshore LDS Meetinghouse. The slender transit-oriented building will also include ground floor retail and just 13 parking spaces. It replaces a pair of older three-story brick buildings that were demolished in 2016.
Construction on the tower is expected to take roughly 15 months, per Hopkins’ email. Nearby, work continues on an eight-unit townhouse project developed by Col. Jennifer Pritzker’s Tawani Enterprises.
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