Hotels Top Planning Commission Schedule

Hotels slated for Navy Pier, River North, LaSalle, as well as residential and business construction is on the agenda for the meeting on the 18th.

Navy Pier Hotel
Private developer/operator First Hospitality Group is partnering with Navy Pier to amend the pier’s existed Planned Development (PD) terms to allow the construction of a 240-key hotel. The seven-story KOO-designed hotel will be spread over three bracket-shaped bays situated immediately south of festival hall. The plans also call for a new rooftop terrace and an elevated walkway and water feature at the pier’s eastern end.314-332

North Clark Street
Proposed to replace a small parking lot and furniture store attached to the riverfront Reid Murdock center is a 500-key hotel from Friedman Properties and architect HKS. Containing no on-site parking, the new tower will handle all guest loading off of a proposed elevated connection above the Carroll Ave. right-of-way between Clark and LaSalle.

430-438 North LaSalle Street
Developer PG is seeking approval to bring a 235-foot, 199-room limited service hotel to the surface lot at northwest corner of LaSalle and Hubbard. Penned by Saroki Architecture, the project features 1,900 square feet of meeting space, 5,360 square feet of ground floor retail, an indoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and no on-site parking.

450 West Belmont Avenue
Located in the heart of East Lake View, this proposed 179-foot residential project from Developer Chioros Properties an architect Antunovich Associates will contain 80 dwelling units and parking for 48 vehicles. This represents a slight reduction from the 95-units and 52-parking-stall plan that was presented to neighbors back in November.

57-65 East Oak Street
While not seeking a zoning change, a proposal to construct a new 4-story commercial retail and restaurant development at 57-65 E. Oak Street falls within the Private Use Zone of the Chicago Lakefront Protection and therefore requires Plan Commission approval to move forward.

No. 9 Walton
As previously reported, the high-end condominium tower already under construction in Gold Coast is indeed going back before the city for for permission to build two additional floors. The bump would see No. 9 Walton’s height grow from the previously approved 430’ to 456’ and the addition of five dwelling units. In exchange for the increase of allowable density, the development team will pay into Mayor Emanuel’s recently approved Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.

4525 North Kenmore Avenue
Morningside Stewart LLC (an affiliate of Morningside Group) plans to renovate Uptown’s Graeme Stewart Elementary School into 64 new residential units and approximately 100 off-street parking spaces. The conversion is being overseen by Chicago architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes Partners.

The Plan Commission will meet on Thursday, August 18th at 10:00 AM in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 121 N LaSalle. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for private citizens to testify for or against any given proposal. All projects that pass the Plan Commission still must go before the Chicago City Council for final approval.