500-Unit Redevelopment in Chicago's Medical District Up For Approval

Posted by Leo Clark. on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 12:30pm.

In development news that doesn’t involve the West Loop or River North, reports have surfaced about a possible zoning approval for the first phase of a new 500-unit apartment building expansion in downtown Chicago’s Medical District, which would involve the construction of a new 19-story, 254-unit tower that would inevitably replace two existing parking garages. 

Slated fore the northeast corner of Ashland and Taylor, if approved, the new bKL Architecture-designed tower would also include about 28,000 square feet of retail space and parking for 245 cars. 

The second phase of the potential development would also involve a second tower to eventually be built, as well as the complete overhaul of an existing apartment building that already has 410 units. Each of the buildings in the multi-phase project would all be connected via covered walkways, and it seems to be a redevelopment that shouldn’t face much opposition in terms of eventual approval. 

For additional information about the new Medical District apartments being planned, swing on over to Curbed Chicago for a full write-up. 

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