Proposed Development Community Input

CLARK / ADDISON PROPERTY - UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 4, 2008:  TWO ALTERNATIVES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR CONSIDERATION.   Click here to view the two latest proposals.  Click here to visit the developer website.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, over 200 residents and business owners attended a community meeting at the Stadium Club at Wrigley Field.  The purpose of the meeting was to learn about a proposed 'planned development' across the street from Wrigley Field.   A 'planned development' is a multi-year process to get community input, and ultimately City Council approval on, a large-scale construction project.

At this point in the process, we are gathering community input on the plan as proposed and building consensus on the topics of concern before another community meeting. As of 1/23/08, nothing has been submitted to the Chicago Planning Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Zoning Commission or to the City Council. Before a planned development can be built, all the aforementioned organizations must approve the project.

In summary, the proposal is to build two adjacent 9-story buildings on the Southeast corner of Clark / Addison - all the way to Sheffield. The buildings would be brick with limestone accents. They have made an effort to break the structure into 'parts' visually.

The current zoning allows them to build up to 50' or 65' high (depending on the parcel). They are asking to go to 105' tall. As a point of comparison, the top of Wrigley Field just north of the area is approximately 94' tall. The AT&T building to the south is 83' tall.  Also as a point of comparison, the community has approved the Chicago Cubs to build a "Triangle" building on their property that would be five stories tall.

The planned development would include 150 residential rental apartments (primarily studio and one-bedroom units of an average size of 800 sq ft), 137 hotel rooms (Hyatt Place), a 45,000 sq ft health club, 93,000 additional sq ft of additional retail (tentatively Dominick's, Best Buy, CVS, plus the existing restaurants of Goose Island, Bar Louie, Salt 'N Pepper, etc.), and 502 parking spaces that would be allocated to the uses of the complex.

The parking spaces are not for the Cubs or the community around the development. They are designated for the residents, hotel guests and retailers.

They have agreed to push back the existing buildings on Clark by an additional 4' to have a 12' sidewalk on Clark. All parking will enter and exit off of Addison. All loading and unloading from trucks will be via Sheffield. The hotel entrance and drop off is on Clark.

They have agreed to construct residential garden terraces at the 5th and 6th floor levels.

As part of the Hyatt Place Hotel, they would request an additional liquor license to serve beer and wine in the afternoon.

We have asked the developers to send us a soft copy of the PowerPoint presentation they gave at the meeting but have not yet received it.

During the meeting, LVCC volunteered to conduct a poll of the community to get their reaction to the proposal. To participate in the survey, you must provide your contact information. If you provide your email address, you will be notified about upcoming neighborhood meetings on this and other relevant topics.

READ THE 2008 COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
READ THE 2009 COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
VISIT THE DEVELOPER'S WEBSITE

BROMPTON AUTO (3532 N Halsted)

The owner of 3532 N Halsted originally presented to Triangle Neighbors in November 2007 a proposal to build a mix-used building on the location.  They received feedback at the meeting and have revised their plans for review and discussion at the January 2009 Triangle meeting.  A third presentation was presented at the March 2009 meeting.

INTER-AMERICAN SCHOOL PROPERTY (919 W Barry)

The Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital (836 W Wellington) plans to tear down or demolish an existing structure and build a new building on the site of the former Inter America school at 919 W Barry. The emergency room would be located on Nelson instead of Wellington.

The building would also house patient beds and testing facilities. The hospital would be able to offer state-of-the-art patient care in the modernized building. The building will be multi-story and house a new power plant. Diagnostic facilities will be replaced and located in the new building. Bridges will be present to connect buildings. The new building will house critical care, medical/surgical units, neo-natal, imaging and private rooms. The building will be 9 stories and reach 129 feet. The side on Barry Avenue will be 45 feet high and will be slightly shorter than residences located on the block. There will be a grass roof on the building.

The hospital plans to have a LEED certified building and will provide landscaping along Wilton. Wilton will be closed to traffic and the area will be a park like setting. The hospital also plans to contribute to the renovation of Weisman Park located within the boundaries of Central Lake View Neighbors.

Timeline: The hope is to have the project completed in Spring of 2014.

Status: The hospital has formed an Advisory Council of community representatives to review the plan and made several community presentations.

 

Wrigleyville Hotel Expansion (Clark)

 

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