Community Meeting Summary for Proposed Development at LaSalle and Hubbard Streets
June 24, 2016
Earlier this week, AldermanReillyand the River North Residents Association (RNRA) hosted a community meeting for the proposed development at 430-438 N. LaSalle Street and142-150 W. Hubbard Street. The Alderman would like to thank everyone who participated in this open and transparent communityreview process.
Representatives of PG Development, LLC presented their plans for the development of an 18-story, 224-foot tall building containing approximately 6,000 SF of retail space on the ground floor for a restaurant tenant, and a new hotel with 199 rooms.
If you were unable to attend the Monday, June 20 meeting, please click on the following link to download the slideshow presentation.
MEETING CANCELLED - Community Presentation for 217 N. Jefferson Development Proposal
June 17, 2016
The public presentation for the proposed development at 217 N. Jefferson Street, originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 6:00pm, has been postponed to a later date. Alderman Reilly will notify neighbors of the new meeting date once it has been determined.
As a reminder, the proposal consists of a 27-story building containing approximately 94 residential units with ground floor retail and commercial space. The existing 6-story commercial building will remain on the property, and 96 accessory off-street parking spaces will be provided.
This Week at the Chicago Plan Commission...
River North Development Approved at 311 W. Illinois
February 19, 2016
The Chicago Plan Commission met yesterday and approved a new development at 311 W. Illinois Street, located at the southwest corner of Franklin Street and Illinois Street. The proposal was submitted by Illinois Franklin LLC and Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province, Inc. (the "Order").
The current site includes a church (Assumption Catholic Church), priory and gardens, and surface parking lot with single-story garage structure.
Illinois Franklin LLC will redevelop a portion of the property with a 24-story (plus mechanical penthouse) tower with 245 dwelling units, 109 parking spaces and ground floor retail. A portion of the parking in the tower would be dedicated to the church.
The residential-retail building would be LEED-certified and include a 50% green roof. The building base will be clad in masonry, and the upper floors of the tower would feature glass and metal with recessed balconies at the corners. The tower lobby will be setback from the adjacent church to provide a plaza and preserve views of the church façade.
The Order plans to rehabilitate the existing 2-story priory structure and construct a one-story vertical addition to provide parish office and meeting spaces, group living quarters for members of the Order, an elevator, and other ADA-accessible elements. The vertical addition will be clad in metal paneling in a complementary color to the existing priory masonry and limestone.
Additional improvements will enhance the existing priory gardens, and feature new landscaping, shade trees, a new entrance on Orleans and accessible pathways. No changes are proposed to the existing church itself.
The application utilizes Floor Area Ratio (FAR) bonuses under the Affordable Housing FAR Bonus, Transit Infrastructure FAR Bonus and Adopt-a-Landmark FAR Bonus to increase the maximum FAR from 5.0 to 8.0.
Once construction commences, a thorough effort will be made to protect the existing church structure, including use of photography and vibration monitors to take extreme care in excavation.
To learn more about this project, click on the following links to download the CPC presentation, PD Exhibits and PD Statements.
The Chicago Plan Commission (CPC), comprised of 22 mayoral appointees, is responsible for the reviewofproposalsthat involvePlannedDevelopments (PDs), the Lakefront Protection Ordinance,PlannedManufacturing Districts (PMDs), Industrial Corridors and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts.