Tuesday, January 22, 2019

29-Story Highrise Proposed for 717 S. Clark Street

In case you missed it last week, looks like another big residential project is headed for the Printers Row neighborhood (via Curbed):
The redevelopment of the former Palmer Printing site in Chicago’s Printer’s Row neighborhood came into clearer focus this week at a public town hall meeting hosted by 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King. 
Monday night’s presentation revealed details as well as a single rendering of a 29-story residential tower developer CMK Companies plans for 717 S. Clark Street—a site currently occupied by a low-rise commercial building and adjacent parking lot. The glassy proposal from Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture calls for 349 dwelling units and 96 parking spaces.

CMK has made it's mark all over the Sloop and this specific building looks like most of their others.  Modern, glassy but nothing to stop you in your tracks. 

The one thing that caught our attention about the rendering above was the area on the south side of the building (right part of the picture).  It sort of looks like a multi-level retail strip.  Not sure if that's what it is, but that could be an interesting addition to the stretch.

This building is going in where the last printing shop in Pritners Row called home - Palmer Printing.  They announced last January that they were moving.  Unsurprisingly, the space was gobbled up for more residential.

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