Updated details have been revealed for the upcoming multi-lot development in Old Town. Originally revealed in 2021 and made up of three distinct areas centered around the intersection between N LaSalle Street and W North Avenue, developer Fern Hill held a community meeting this past week to offer a further look into the updated plans. The team at Fern Hill has also tapped prolific architect David Adjaye and local firm GREC Architects to work on its design, though those have yet to be made public.
Updated plans were presented to the Committee on Design for a residential development at 12 W Maple Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Located just west of the intersection with N State Street and on the same block of the upcoming 1130 N State Street tower, the project looks to bring designer residences to the area. New developers Fern Hill, who is behind the upcoming Old Town redevelopment, and Calmwater Capital are working with architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on the design of the updated tower.
Preservation Chicago has released its yearly list of the most endangered buildings in Chicago for 2022 spanning multiple neighborhoods. In its 20th year, the list outlines eight buildings at risk for demolition in the city that contribute towards the architectural legacy seven of the city announced by the director of Preservation Chicago Ward Miller.
A major change to the upcoming Old Town redevelopment of multiple lots has been confirmed by the second ward’s Alderman. The massive project being led by local developer Fern Hill was announced late last year with plans to construct various new structures across six parcels around the intersection of W North Avenue and N LaSalle Drive. The sites owned between Fern Hill and Moody Church will be replaced or added to prolific architect David Adjaye whose work includes the National Museum of African American History in Washington DC.
Developer Fern Hill has announced plans to redevelop various plots of land with existing buildings in Old Town. The massive project will utilize six parcels owned by both Fern Hill and Moody Church north of W North Avenue and bound by N Clark Street, N LaSalle Drive, and N Wells Street. While no details on what the designs or scale of the work have been revealed, it has been announced that the developer has chosen renowned architect David Adjaye to execute the design of the various future buildings.