Thursday, February 25, 2016

An Update on the Helmut Jahn High-Rise Proposed for 1000 S. Michigan

An update on one of the many high-profile high-rise's proposed for the Sloop (via Curbed Chicago):
Helmut Jahn’s combination condo/apartment tower proposed for 1000 S. Michigan Avenue was publicly introduced to its South Loop neighbors in October of 2015 as a 1001-foot futuristic supertall, joining a flood of other new proposals seeking approval ahead of a regulatory change to Chicago’s affordable housing requirements. Rumors of a height reduction surfaced in January with news of a shortened design confirmed immediately thereafter by individuals close to the project. 
The tower’s new height will reportedly fall within the 800-850 foot range which is both consistent with earlier rumors as well as the recently amended 900-foot height ceiling recommended by the Historic Michigan Avenue Landmark guidelines for new development. 
The size was pretty controversial and while we like the idea of new development, the building did stick out in our opinion.

The article goes on to say:
According to the office of Chicago’s 4th Ward, the next community meeting for 1000 S. Michigan will take place a week from today on Monday, February 29th at 6:00 PM at the Hotel Blake located at 500 S. Dearborn. The public presentation may very well be the last public appearance by departing Alderman William Burns before he leaves City Council to begin a new gig as senior advisor and director of Midwest policy for Airbnb next month. Developers are still looking to move quickly on this project which may go before the City of Chicago Plan Commission for approval as early as April.

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