Union Station, 225 North Canal Street

Project Description

The development team plans to build 400 hotel rooms above Union Station and build an office tower and public park on the parcel bounded by Clinton, Van Buren and Canal Streets, and the CTA Bus Depot. Alderman Reilly negotiated drastic changes to the Union Station development proposal, including the elimination of the residential component on top of the Union Station headhouse, and the addition of 62,000 square feet of public green space. The developer will also enter into a 10-year agreement with the City to jointly fund three traffic enforcement aides and two parking enforcement officers during peak morning and evening rush hours around Union Station.

Review project details in Reilly Reports:

Neighborhood: West Loop




  • Approved by Plan Commission:

October 2018, May 2020, May 2021 

  • Passed City Council:

October 31, 2018, May 20, 2020, May 26, 2021

After launching their search for a master developer in October 2015, Amtrak selected Chicago-based Riverside to take on the project.

If you were unable to attend the Tuesday, September 11 meeting, please click on the following links to download the slideshow presentation and traffic study.

Alderman Reilly uses your feedback to negotiate across the table from the Development Team. This transparent development review process has yielded significant improvements to projects proposed in the 42nd Ward, and has resulted in substantial community benefits implemented at private expense.

Your feedback is crucial in Alderman Reilly’s negotiations with the development team. If you were unable to attend the community meeting, and would like an opportunity to share your thoughts on either proposal, Alderman Reilly wants to hear from you. Contact us at development@ward42chicago.com.

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