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Chicago Plan Commission

Chicago helicopter tour company's plan gets closer to launch

Plan Commission to take up Gold Coast, River West projects

City commission green lights sprawling Loop, West Loop tower projects

Development and the related traffic congestion in the Loop and West Loop took center stage at Thursday’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission as commissioners signed off on plans for new towers in both neighborhoods.

The commission unanimously approved a proposal for a 42-story, 476-foot high mixed-used building on the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street downtown. Commissioners also approved a 170-foot tall, 167-unit residential building at the intersection of Madison and Green Streets in the West Loop.

Helicopter tour company eyes Chicago River's South Branch

Plans Commission approves amendment to Wrigley Field-area redevelopment plans

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved an amendment to plans for the Wrigley Field-area redevelopment that the commission first approved at its July 24 meeting.

Plan Commission endorses Wrigley-area residential development, Belmont Cragin charter school

The Chicago Plan Commission approved a revised proposal on Thursday for a mixed-use residential building at 3515 N. Clark St., 1001 W. Addison St., and 3546 N. Sheffield Ave. submitted by M&R Development, LLC.

Plan Commission endorses Method manufacturing center, Six Corners master plan

As reported, the Chicago Plan Commission deferred a vote Thursday on a technical change to two TIF districts that Norfolk Southern needs to move forward with a proposed freight yard expansion in Englewood. Local residents opposed the plan that they said would increase pollution in an area where the population was already plagued with high levels of asthma.

Sweeping old Main Post Office project clears Plan Commission

The Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved on Thursday a massive and long-anticipated $1.5 billion residential and retail development at the old Main Post Office in the West Loop, a building that has sat vacant since 1996.

Phase one of the project includes a 1,000-foot tower, 2,155 rental units, 300,000 square feet of retail space, 500,000 sqaure feet of office space, and a 321-room hotel, among other features. Phase two of the project includes the construction of a 170-story structure slated for mostly residential use.

Tunney now in support of Wrigley development plans

Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) abruptly dropped his opposition on Thursday to the proposed renovations of Wrigley Field and the redevelopment plans for the surrounding area that include construction of a boutique hotel and plaza, and the Chicago Plan Commission approved the sweeping project 14-0.

Car dealership proposal advances despite concerns of Latino caucus

The Chicago Plan Commission approved on Thursday a proposal for a Ford/Lincoln dealership for the Near North Side, but not before Ald. Edward Burke (14th) grilled Ford Motors about a lack of minority owners in the greater Chicago area.