The protracted and angry ballet over the Logan Square Dual Towers is finally over, with the Chicago Plan Commission giving its stamp of approval to the project at 2255 North Milwaukee Avenue.
As it stands now, the development by Rob Buono, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, will consist of two “towers,” one 11 stories tall and one 12 stories tall, with a maximum of 220 residences. They are joined at the base by a retail and parking podium. Chicago Architecture Blog reporter Daniel Schell was at the Plan Commission meeting where the project was approved. He reports that even though the heights were drastically reduced from early plans for the site, a few vocal neighbors are still unhappy with the project, calling it too tall, too dense, and “offensively out of scale” for its location.
Not everyone is unhappy with the project. Amid first ward resident objections, 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore told Mr. Buono that he’d be happy to have such a development in Rogers Park, and asked the developer to stick around for a chat after the meeting.