The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development at 301 S Green Street in the West Loop. Located on the corner with W Jackson Boulevard, the new structure will replace a parking lot and one-story industrial building in the quickly growing area that has seen most of its growth north of W Randolph Street. Co-led by GSP Development and Golub & Company, the tower is being designed by Goettsch Partners who have made a new round of changes after input from various city agencies.
Perhaps the largest change since we last heard from the developers in July comes to the podium, with the tower’s undulating glass facade now carrying all the way down to the ground floor. The remaining sides will be clad in masonry with screens to cover the parking garage inside, this is a big change from the original proposal with a dark masonry base topped by a tower accented by dark metal vertical fins and spandrels. Both of those elements were removed with the glass now being interrupted all the way to the top.
The ground floor will still feature a corner lobby, leasing office, and small retail space facing Green Street, with an entrance to the parking garage on the southern end of the site. The next two floors within the podium hold the majority of the 128-vehicle parking garage, 256 bicycle parking spaces, and plenty of tennant storage. This will be topped by amenity spaces, a lounge, an outdoor dog run, and multiple terraces on the fourth floor. Residents will also have access to additional amenity spaces and a rooftop pool on the 36th floor facing the city.
Rising to a total of 36 floors and 404 feet tall, the majority of the tower will be occupied by 362 residential units made up of 145 studios ranging from 453 to 698 square feet, 166 one-bedrooms ranging from 680 to 846 square feet, and 51 two-bedroom ranging from 1,020 to 1,211 square feet. All of these will be for-rent apartments and 73 residences will be considered affordable for those making 60, 50, and 40 percent the Area Median Income (AMI) and fully accessible per city guidelines.
For those who forego a car, they will have bus access to CTA Routes 7, 8, 60, and 126 within a seven-minute walk as well as the CTA Blue Line UIC-Halsted station via a five-minute walk. Having already gone through the Committee on Design, the $166 million project will now need to seek rezoning as well as City Council approval, thus no groundbreaking or construction timeline has been announced. The presentation to the Plan Commission can be found here.