Zoning Committee Okays Changes at Kinzie Corridor’s Eastern Edge
The City Council’s zoning committee gave preliminary approval to changes in the eastern edge of the Kinzie Industrial Corridor that will open up the area to new uses, including office and retail. The changes are due to come before the full City Council on September 18.
Under the proposed zoning changes for a four-block swath of the Kinzie Corridor between Ashland and Ogden avenues, developers may create offices greater than 9,000 square feet, retail spaces up to 3,000 square feet, and food and beverage retail up to 8,000 square feet. Restaurants and taverns can be as big as 12,000 square feet, with special approval.
The Kinzie Corridor area that would see these changes borders on the Fulton Market District, itself a former industrial hub that has been transformed through new development. Most of the Kinzie Corridor will remain as-is, though, and residential development will continue to be prohibited.
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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).