Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lakeside Bank Headquarters Coming to Northwest Corner of Michigan & 14th

We've been writing about Lakeside Bank relocating to the northwest corner of 14th and Michigan given the city's attempt to take over their land for the Motor Row entertainment district for awhile now.  

DNAinfo Chicago confirms this, provides some more info as well as some juicy renderings:
Lakeside Bank will build a new headquarters in the South Loop with a feature that is somewhat rare on Michigan Avenue so close to Downtown: a drive-through. 
The two-story brick building at 14th Street is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year for the Chicago-based bank, which currently has six locations citywide. 
The building's L-shaped design wraps around the corner of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street, enclosing a 28-space parking lot for customers and three drive-through windows with entrances and exits along 14th Street.

While some will undoubtedly bash this, in our opinion it's a nice development.  The bank will bring some weekday foot traffic to the area during the day and won't try to jam more condos/rental into the area.

In our books this is a good development.  What do you think?

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