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Old Posted Feb 8, 2021, 9:48 PM
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My guess is that those are used to justify higher rents.
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On the May agenda for plan commission.

A proposed Residential-Business Planned Development, submitted by 640 West Washington, LLC, for the property generally located at 640 W. Washington Boulevard. The applicant proposes to rezone the site from DX-7 (Downtown Mixed-Use District) to a Residential-Business Planned Development. The applicant proposes to construct a 47-story, 515’- tall building with 413 residential units, 217 bicycle parking spaces, 137 accessory vehicular parking spaces and approximately 8,000 square feet of retail, commercial and accessory uses on the ground floor. A 4.5 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) bonus will be taken and the overall FAR of the planned development will be 11.5.
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Old Posted May 1, 2021, 5:07 PM
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Another boring box glass building
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Another boring box glass building
tbh I think it's unrealistic to expect every building to be a masterpiece, especially when developers are trying to be pragmatic economically.

I think it looks fine, and it's 500+
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I’m happy that post Covid we’re still building hopefully good for the tribune tower but I like to see more 700-900 buildings.

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Another boring box glass building
Its not that bad. Its got a decently interesting design, its fairly tall for where its going, its helping box up the expressway, and its thin! Definitely an improvement for the neighborhood.
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Another boring box glass building
I believe it's actually brick.

I also think it is quite an attractive building in the renderings.
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Old Posted May 3, 2021, 3:38 PM
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Another boring box glass building
What precisely is the complaint here? That it is a building with 4 walls and windows? This doesn't fit the definition of a "glass box" to me. I mean it would be a great contrast to a lot of the beige buildings in River North and it's mostly distinct from the other buildings in the vicinity. I'm looking forward to it if it get's built.
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I think it's a nice Modernist design and the brick elevates it.
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It anhilates a giant ass vacant lot and starts boxing in the East wall of the Kennedy canyon. What's not to like?

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It anhilates a giant ass vacant lot and starts boxing in the East wall of the Kennedy canyon. What's not to like?

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https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/...on_5.20.21.pdf

The site plan on page 19 has the elevator overrun at 520'
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I don't know, I don't think it makes sense to put a giant basketball Arena downtown. What would it displace? Better as you said that development reaches there.


On a different note, not sure how much of this has already been discussed or known, but here is what Reilly said in his newsletter today:
I really liked the 'floating top' design of 640 W Washington. Looks like that is being scrapped. Was this pushback from the 'too tall NIMBY's' or just something Crescent Heights decided?

See original rendering as well as the Google Drive link from Reilly blurb above.

https://urbanize.city/chicago/post/6...ment-west-loop

Was also pretty slender/attractive from the North and South. Basically 0% of what I like from renderings ever gets built. (Edit: to be fair its more like 15% to 20%)

Also here's a link 527 W Kinzie. https://jnews.uk/merchandise-mart-ow...ouncil-member/ Everything's coming back from the dead now ha.

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Another tower gets downsized...typical of Chicago. Reilly is such a garbage alderman. Can't count the number of projects he complained about and had downsized. And he's the same person who tried to propose an amendment to have the Playpen nerfed last summer because its "too loud" dude its fucking downtown go fuck off to some suburb if you hate the noises of people having fun and enjoying the short summer we have.

I'm sure NY/LA doesn't deal with this. Why does this city have 50 alderman when new york has like 10...makes no sense.

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Another tower gets downsized...typical of Chicago. Reilly is such a garbage alderman. Can't count the number of projects he complained about and had downsized. And he's the same person who tried to propose an amendment to have the Playpen nerfed last summer because its "too loud" dude its fucking downtown go fuck off to some suburb if you hate the noises of people having fun and enjoying the short summer we have.

I'm sure NY/LA doesn't deal with this. Why does this city have 50 alderman when new york has like 10...makes no sense.
Agreed that Chicago has too many alderman and should be cut, mayby in half, but NYC has 51 council members, not 10.
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Such a weird game they play. What benefit is gained from taking off 92’? The building is still the same size. It all just seems so strange, but obviously the developer is agreeing to it. So I wonder if they never really intended to have the floating top in the first place?

It’s all pretty ridiculous.
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Another tower gets downsized...typical of Chicago. Reilly is such a garbage alderman. Can't count the number of projects he complained about and had downsized. And he's the same person who tried to propose an amendment to have the Playpen nerfed last summer because its "too loud" dude its fucking downtown go fuck off to some suburb if you hate the noises of people having fun and enjoying the short summer we have.

I'm sure NY/LA doesn't deal with this. Why does this city have 50 alderman when new york has like 10...makes no sense.
I don’t think it looks as if the reduced height was due to Reilly, at least per my read of what’s posted
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^ yeah, the previous 529' design had already been approved, so this sounds like a developer-initiated height/design change, not one imposed by alder-cretin Reilly.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2022, 5:39 PM
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^ yes do not understand the downsizing on this one...Specifically when the design elements have been seriously altered.I cant stand when this constantly happens...its like bait and switch..the city needs an archicture/bulding review panel instead of alderman on top of just having less alderman all together.
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