PROPOSAL: 1623 N. HALSTED
Sketch rendering of 1623-31 N Halsted, facing south towards North Avenue.
February 2020: Community Meeting Update
The community meeting, held at the Merle Reskin Rehearsal Studio on February 18, did not garner any opposition to the proposal. There is a need to address curb lane design, to ensure that there is minimal impact on the flow of traffic and the bike lane. The development team is proceeding forward with a project intake meeting with the Department of Planning and Development for further review.
The developers, JDL & Logan Ventures, are seeking a zoning change from the existing B3-2 to a B3-5 with a planned unit development, in order to construct a seven-story, 87 foot, 63-unit boutique extended-stay hotel concept, with 25 underground residential parking spaces and a bike storage room. The developer will utilize the Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance to reduce the number of required residential parking spaces for the property.
The seven-story proposed development will feature 4,850 square feet of ground-level retail, envisioned as an upscale restaurant space, and a bike room. The 87-foot height is similar to Yondorf Hall to the south, and will feature a mixture of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Each unit will be fully-furnished with full-sized kitchens and bathrooms and will feature in-unit laundry. The seventh floor will be setback from the facade on the south and west sides of the building.
First proposed as a 12-story rental building, this proposal reflects months of review and revisions at the direction of Lincoln Central Association leadership, the Department of Planning & Development, and my office.
First proposal presented to the Lincoln Central Association Planning Committee, and was not approved.
Meeting between development team and LCA leadership to refine proposal to better fit in with the community and the street.
Community meeting to occur February 18, at Steppenwolf Theater.
Proposal to be reviewed by Chicago Department of Planning and Development.