Reilly to host Wolf Point presentation
(Above) This mock-up of three mixed-use towers proposed for Wolf Point appeared last week on The Chicago Architecture Blog. Click on image to view larger version.
17-May-12 The developer has not applied for any permits yet but 42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly wants Hines Interests L.P. to meet with its future neighbors and answer questions about a proposal to build three mixed-use towers at Wolf Point.
Reilly has scheduled for May 29 a community meeting at which Hines will present its plan for the site, just southwest of Merchandise Mart, explain how it will impact traffic in the area, and answer questions from the public.
Located at 350 North Orleans Street, the west tower, according to Reilly, will be a 525-foot residential building with 510 units and 200 parking spaces. The south tower will be 900 feet tall, contain 600 units, 885 parking spaces, and some commercial tenants. The 750-foot east tower will also be mixed-use and contain 200 parking spaces.
I make it a top priority to provide an open and transparent community review of all local development proposals, wrote Reilly in his weekly newsletter. Co-hosting the event will be the River North Residents Association and the Fulton River District Association.
Chicagos first three taverns were located at Wolf Point, along with the citys first hotel, drug store, ferry, and bridge across the Chicago River. The Kennedy family currently owns the area.
- What: Preliminary community meeting to review proposed development at Wolf Point on Chicago River.
- When: May 29, 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Holiday Inn, 350 West Mart Center Drive, Wolf Point Ballroom
By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | Published 17-May-12 4:36 AM