Union Station Redevelopment Plan “Completely Revised”
Riverside Investment & Development will present a revised plan for redeveloping Chicago’s Union Station at a Sep. 11 community meeting. The original proposal included 400 apartments that would have been built in a seven-story addition to the historic station, but that component has apparently been scrapped, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.
In an emailed statement to constituents last week, Ald. Brendan Reilly wrote that the redevelopment’s original plan was “deemed unacceptable” after its presentation to the public this past June. “As a result, the development team decided to completely revise their vision for the project. Their revisions respond directly to the community feedback gathered at the first community meeting.”
The development team, which also includes Convexity Properties and architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, also hopes to build an office tower on the site of an Amtrak parking garage near the station. That proposal will have to go through public review.
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