A new apartment tower is ready to quietly break ground at 717 S. Clark Street in downtown’s Printer’s Row neighborhood. The high-rise project received the all-clear to begin work on its foundation and first four levels, according to a recently issued construction permit.
The development will rise 31 floors—two more than the 29-story tower presented at last month’s 4th Ward town hall meeting hosted by Alderman Sophia King. Meanwhile, the amount of on-site parking has increased substantially from 96 to 192 spaces, according to information listed on the permit.A couple weeks back we learned about this development and it appears it's in the fast lane.
The number of residential units will remain at 349—one shy of triggering a review by the city. By staying below 350 apartments, the proposed development was able to move forward “as of right” without having to wait for a zoning change.