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One of the things Chicago’s little birdies have been chirping about for the last three months is called 1000 South Clark. And like many other developments before it, as things progress, it is slowly maturing from rumor to reality.
We’ve been told that 1000 South Clark will be a residential development. This isn’t too surprising, since there was a previous plan for a residential tower on this property. That plan for 600 residences died in 2008. According to the spring robins, the new plan calls for a smaller building. One that is wider than it is tall. One being developed by… well, we’re going to keep that under our hats for now until it can be corroborated. Let’s just say it’s a local company that has done similarly-sized buildings in the recent past, with a web site that’s been “under construction” for months, and who doesn’t return e-mails.
That’s not a lot to go on, I admit. But then this showed up in the e-mail the other day:
That rendering came in from the South Loop Neighbors neighborhood organization. They’re claiming 29 stories and about 400 residences, which is almost exactly what we heard from other sources several weeks ago.
It may be a while before any hard information comes out about this building. Because of its location, most of the zoning work has already been done. The developer is already allowed to put up a building up to 380 feet tall in that location, so community meetings, if they happen, would be a courtesy, not a requirement.
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