New Loyola University Hotel Up for Approval

Drawing of Hampton Inn Loyola Station

We should find out this week if the City of Chicago’s zoning board will give its stamp of approval to Loyola University’s plan to build a new Hampton Inn at 6566 North Sheridan Road, across the street from the Campion Hall dorm. Right now that location is a vacant lot.

The Hampton Inn Loyola Station would be six stories tall and have 145 rooms over ground floor retail space. The guest pick-up and drop-off area faces Albion, while the Sheridan Road side of the building is all retail.

Because the proposed hotel is so close to the CTA’s Loyola Red Line Station, the university has asked the city to allow it to have just 20 parking spaces instead of the 31 normally required for a development of this size and type. Those parking spaces would, technically, be located on a separate property—1217 West Albion Avenue, which is the parking lot for the Albion Lofts.

The Zoning board will take up the issue this coming Friday (March 20, 2015) at City Hall.

Just the facts, ma’am:

  • Developer: Albion Hotel, LLC
  • Architecture firm: NORR
  • Maximum height: 77 feet (80 permitted under current zoning)
  • Hotel space: 84,610 square feet
  • Ground floor retail space: 9,990 square feet
  • Floors: Six
  • Rooms: 145
  • Parking: 20 spaces
  • Floor area ratio: 3.941 (5.0 permitted under current zoning)
  • Retail spaces: 5

Location: 6566 North Sheridan Road, Rogers Park


Author: Editor

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  1. The only reason the lot is currently vacant is because Loyola already demolished the handsome structures on the site to leave it an empty lot for this kind of development. I don’t think this will get opposed because it is an empty lot, but if the choice were between the two and three story buildings on the site before, and this, I think many would’ve chosen the prior. At least the building in the middle of the block with the ornate murals on the outside is still standing…until Loyola gets the funding to raze that one too.

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