Proposed Development: 40 WEST OAK

Current Status: UNDER REVIEW

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 467 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.


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

60 W. Walton


The continuation of the community meeting will be held at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St.) on Saturday, February 1, 2020 beginning at 10:00 AM. No RSVP is necessary, the meeting is open to the public. The developer and the design team have been instructed to be prepared to discuss the primary concerns raised at the previous meetings: traffic flow and congestion, density, further height reduction.

It is encouraged that you take the time to review the information provided by the project team and provide feedback on the project. Share with Alderman Hopkins what you like, what you don't, OR what you would suggest should be changed in order to make the project fit within the community.

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