Atrium Village Development to Reach for the Sky

Our friends over at FitzGerald Associates sent in a note earlier this week that the Atrium Village redevelopment they’re working on has received zoning approval from the City of Chicago.

Not too long ago someone recommended Atrium Village to me as a hidden residential gem in downtown Chicago — close to the heart of the city, but isolated enough to be anonymous if you like.

Right now it consists of a single mid-rise building, and 17 low-rise buildings right against the L tracks where the Brown Line dodges Saint Joseph Church (1107 North Orleans Street).

Atrium Village redevelopment

Even though the Fitzies are interested in tooting their horns about the project, it is strangely not listed on the FitzGerald web site.  A drawing on the site shows Atrium Village transformed into 1,500 residences spanning both sides of West Division Street with four new towers, a massive parking garage, and a good 30,000+ square feet of retail space.  The project has one foot in Old Town, and one in Near North.

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Author: Editor

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  1. Why do you believe it ‘span[s] both sides of West Division Street’? The rendering is pretty clearly all south of Division, west of Wells, east of the el.

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    • Editor

      It’s hard to say nine months later. I’m going to guess it’s because of the documentation on hand when the article was published back in August of 2012.

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