Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Ald. Dowell to Host Virtual Community Meeting on One Central Development on January 25th

Yesterday we posted about the progress and plans for The 78.  Today we shift our attention to another massive development that also would change the neighborhood dramatically - One Central.

If you're not familiar with this one, it was first proposed back in 2019 and frankly was shocking at its ambition.  There have been some movements, but to date it's been mostly discussions.  That said, another community meeting being hosted by Alderman Dowell later in January:

One Central Community Meeting Announced for Monday, January 25th

The One Central mixed-use project from Landmark Development is proposed for approximately 32 acres of rail yards between the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Museum Campus on the Near South Side.

Pending the submission of a formal Planned Development (PD) zoning application and the completion of a formal review and approval process, the development proposes a multi-modal transit hub, up to 9,050 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of retail uses, 9.45 million square feet of office space, 1.5 million square feet of hotel uses, 350,000 square feet of event space, and 3,500 parking stalls.

Community Engagement

The proposal requires significant review by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and other City departments and agencies, as well as public hearings with the Chicago Plan Commission and City Council. A virtual community meeting hosted by DPD and Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) is scheduled for the below time and date.

One Central Community Webinar

6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 | Register or Watch Live

This one still has a long way to go, but we have to keep an eye on it as it would have such a dramatic impact on the neighborhood.  Lots of positives and lots of negatives to consider.

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