New designs and scope have been unveiled for a planned 36-story mixed-use tower at 301 S Green Street in West Loop. Co-developers GSP Development and Golub & Company have envisioned a total of 362 apartment units atop 1,700 square feet of ground-floor retail. Poised to stand 404 feet, the high rise will be a major addition to West Loop’s overall building height, helping to counterbalance the influx of taller projects towards its north end.
The planned distribution for the rental apartments will be roughly 40 percent studios, 35 percent one-bedrooms, and 25 percent two-bedrooms. There will be 72 affordable units to align with ARO guidelines, as well as a contribution of $3.26 million into the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.
Amenities will be divided primarily the fourth and 36th floors. The fourth floor will feature indoor areas such as a lounge, a co-working center, a fitness center, and a gaming room, while the outside portion will feature a sprawling terrace with green space as well as a dog run.
Having envisioned multiple glassy towers along the nearby south branch, Goettsch Partners is behind this updated design. As a whole, the tower has largely retained its high-level architectural features, including the folded curtain wall exterior atop a masonry base. Slight adjustments have been made to streamline the curtain wall’s materials, while the podium will now come with folding garage-like doors to create an indoor/outdoor retail patio during warmer months.
The podium will house a 129-vehicle garage and parking for 251 bikes. Within a 10-minute walk from the site, residents will find bus service for Routes 7, 8, 60, and 126. Those looking to board the CTA Blue Line will find closest L trains at UIC-Halsted station, a five-minute walk southwest.
Next steps will include seeking a zoning change from DS-3 to DX-7, which would allow for a second conversion to a planned development designation. The developers will also require approval from the Chicago Plan Commission, the Committee on Zoning, and City Council before permits may be issued. As of now, no target completion date for the $166 million edifice has been revealed.