2nd Ward Active Zoning & Development Proposals
Alderman Hopkins is committed to a public and transparent process to receive community input regarding proposed development projects in the 2nd Ward that will impact constituents and local businesses alike.
Depending on the size of the project, our office will request and facilitate public meetings between the applicant and community groups, in an effort to receive feedback and suggestions from neighboring residents.
After a presentation, the 2nd Ward office will solicit feedback from the neighborhood in multiple forms; welcoming phone calls, emails, survey responses, and formal position letters from community organizations and individuals alike. This feedback is crucial if potential revisions are to be suggested, and for Alderman Hopkins to consider ahead of a final position on a proposal.
If you are seeking a meeting with Alderman Hopkins regarding a new development proposal or zoning change in the 2nd Ward, please include all materials requested within the 2nd Ward Developer Checklist and send to our office for review prior to the scheduling phase.
2144-56 N Clybourn
The current owner of the property, Fakhoury Property Management, is seeking a zoning change in order to allow for the conversion of second-story commercial space into nine residential units.
There will be no modifications made to the exterior of the structure.
The applicant will seek transit-served location parking relief, with no vehicle parking on-site; bicycle storage will be provided.
40 W Oak
Nahla Capital, out of New York City, has proposed to construct a luxury condo building at 40 West Oak, which is the current location of the Warren Barr parking garage.
The tower, which would be located on the northwest corner of Oak and Dearborn, would replace the current parking garage on-site. Residential and garage access for the proposal enters from Dearborn, exiting on to Oak.
Alderman Hopkins and the River North Residents Association (RNRA) hosted a community meeting on October 1, 2019, at Moody Bible Institute. The original proposal featured a 502 foot, 34-story condominium building with up to 90 luxury condominium units and 160 parking units, 50 of which would be designated for use by Warren Barr Gold Coast.
On January 13, 2020, Nahla Capital presented a revised proposal, which cut the size of the building to 465 feet, and cut the number of stories to 31. A net reduction of units was also discussed, down to 75, while increasing the total square footage of each existing unit. Parking counts remain unchanged, with ingress to the garage off Dearborn Ave., and egress onto Oak St. only. There will be no public parking available in the parking garage.