Changes Likely Coming to Multi-Billion Dollar Development Near Soldier Field

Posted by Leo Clark. on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 9:24am.

Just days after its unveiling, changes may be coming to a massive new development slated for an area close to Soldier Field. Originally, plans called for constructing skyscrapers and a transit center to top train tracks in the area.

The location of One Central sits just to the west of Lake Shore Drive, between the Field Museum and McCormick Place. While the Wisconsin-based developer hasn’t said how large or how tall those skyscrapers would be, at least one area leader is already working to reduce density and building height on the 34-acre property. Some area residents are concerned about losing lake views.

At the same time, a new platform covering Metra tracks could give those same residents and tourists easier access from an area west of the tracks to the Museum Campus, Solider Field and Lake Michigan. It could also translate into an important new transportation hub for the city and potentially develop into more transportation possibilities between area hotels and attractions.

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