If you missed Alderman Reilly’s meeting on June 10th, we took detailed notes for you! Here are the top takeaways for the new proposed development.
Site O – 195 N. Columbus Dr.
- 550 ft tall, 60 floors
- 569 hotel rooms
- 643 units
- 191 parking spaces
- 14,500 ft of retail space
- Pedway connection to BCBS, Aqua & the Village Market
- Residential units are rental apartments and will have direct access to LSE park
- Hotels are side by side, Hotel A is park side and Hotel B is on the Columbus Dr. side
- Hotel A offers traditional hotel rooms, 4 1/2 stars
- Hotel B will have micro hotel rooms with food and beverage service
- Construction begins first quarter of 2018
- Occupancy will begin two years after construction begins
- Retail space on the park side
- Elevator will be like the Shoreham’s and service pedestrians and access to the parking garage
- Hotel Valet will be at LL1 to lessen traffic on upper Columbus Dr.
- The parking garage entrance is the same as Aqua, the garages will connect
Sites K/L J & I
- Developed by Lendlease, in partnership with Magellan Development
- 197-301 N/ Harbor Drive and 452-500 E. Waterside Drive
- Sites K/L & J will begin construction in a year, if approved, 2 years until completion
- Site K/L has 525 rental apartments, 40 floors, 430 ft. tall
- Site J has 400 condominiums, 50 floors, 550 ft. tall
- Site I has 475 condominiums, 80 floors, 875 ft. tall and possibly 300 hotel rooms
- Will add a little over 3 acres of park space
- Includes a permanent dog park partially covered by Lake Shore Drive
- All the parking garages will connect and have one upper access point from site K/L
- All the loading docks will be at the sub level
- Site I will have a public elevator that will connect all the levels
- Principal of bKL Architecture Thomas Kerwin said the goal is “to create something as special or more special than LakeShore East Park.” He also called Site I “Iconic.”
- Will widen sidewalk on Columbus Dr. in front of Site O by 3 to 4 feet
- Will extend median in the center of Columbus Dr. to provide a breaking point for pedestrian crosswalks
- Improve intersection at South Water and Mid Columbus Dr.
- Will add north-bound traffic arrow at Upper Columbus and South Water
- Alderman Reilly stated he is working with the Mayor on a long-term plan to relocate the City of Chicago Auto Pound from Lower Wacker
- Below is a map showing the vehicular connections on the upper level
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Below is a photo comparing the existing plan to the previously proposed plan. The shading represents the views that will be permanent for the Chandler, Regatta & Lancaster.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or (312) 927-0852.