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Chicago Plan Commission

Proposed River West apartment complex clears Plan Commission

Plan Commission approves year-round sports complex in Pullman

Walter Payton College Prep expansion advances

A $17 million, three-story annex at Walter Payton College Prep is one step closer to construction, after the city’s Plan Commission unanimously approved the project Thursday.

The approved addition is intended to add space for 300-400 more students at the popular selective enrollment school, which currently has about 900 students, according to Arthur Del Muro, managing architect for the project.

Plan Commission advances Englewood hospital project, Wicker Park residential tower

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal from Englewood’s St. Bernard Hospital to develop a three-story, 70,000-square-foot outpatient service and office facility on West 63rd Street between South Stewart and South Harvard avenues.

The $33 million project is expected to create at least 56 new permanent jobs and 141 temporary construction jobs, according to Carol Stubblefield of the law firm Neal & Elroy LLC, who represented St. Bernard. Construction is slated to begin in October, with a projected completion date of January 2016.

River North development pushes northwest as residential tower advances

A proposed 29-story residential building for the River North neighborhood’s northwest edge was approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission amid questions about how the tower would fit into a quickly changing neighborhood.

Project developer Steve Fifield assured commissioners that the 310-unit high-rise located at roughly West Chestnut and North Orleans streets is part of a “logical continuation” of the River North neighborhood “continuing to expand to the North and the West.”


Former Riddell manufacturing site OK'd for 49 single-family homes

Bridgeport heliport glides through Plan Commission

The Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved several new developments Thursday, including a private heliport in Bridgeport that many residents say they oppose.

Per the approved proposal, Chicago Helicopter Express (CHE) would build a $12.5 million heliport at the intersection of 24th and Halsted streets, on the banks of the south branch of the Chicago River. The 4.6-acre site, which borders the Pilsen and Chinatown neighborhoods, would feature 14 launch pads, a fueling station, a hangar and a water taxi dock.

Heliport company to seek city approval next week, rejects pleas for delay

Panel approves contentious redevelopment of former Children’s Memorial site

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to redevelop the former site of the Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park, rezoning the property to accommodate two new 21-story residential towers.

The CMH site has been the center of controversy for years as stakeholders including 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith and Lincoln Park community members sparred over what will replace the hospital, which stood at the six-corner crossroads of Lincoln, Fullerton and Halsted for more than 100 years.

Heliport project loses support of Ald. Solis