Chicago’s newest luxury lakefront high-rise is about to take off at the corner of Montrose and Clarendon. It’s best known as the Maryville Project, which is replacing the demolished Columbus-Maryville children’s shelter that was originally erected as Cuneo Hospital in 1957. Friday the City of Chicago issued the first construction permits for the huge breeze-blocking tower that’s using the address 811 West Agatite Avenue.
FOUNDATION AND SUPERSTRUCTURE THROUGH THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FIFTH FLOOR FOR A PROPOSED 27 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 373 DWELLING UNITS; GROUND FLOOR RETAIL; 278 PARKING SPACES; ALL AS PER PLANS.
The project by JDL Development and Harlem & Irving Companies has stirred up some controversy in the neighborhood. Some believe that it should contain more “affordable” units, considering the level of homelessness in the area. Others believe the use of TIF funds to finance a luxury project amounts to city-sponsored gentrification.
The developers are also making a $5.7 million payment to the city that will be used to pluck 75 people out of Chicago homeless camps and give them rent subsidies. It’s one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects. Another $4.6 million will go to renovating the Chicago Park District’s Clarendon Park fieldhouse.
The whole project will be built in phases. The first phase, on land owned by Montrose Clarendon Partners, is the large tower, with up to 373 homes. The second phase, on land owned by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, can have up to 250. The second phase won’t have any affordable housing.
- Address: 811 West Agatite Avenue
- Address: 4400 North Clarendon Avenue
- Address: 4401 North Clarendon Avenue
- Developer: Montrose Clarendon Partners
- Developer: Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
- For realsies: JDL Development and Harlem & Irving Companies
- Zoning: IPD138 to RM-5 Residential Multi-Unit to B3-5 Community Shopping District and then to PD138.
- Net site area (all): 131,186 square feet
- Floor area ratio phase one: 4.42
- Floor area ratio phase two: 6.87
- Floor area ratio retail only portion: 0.42
- Size – high-rise: 432,648 square feet
- Size – low-rise: 217,282 square feet
- Size – retail only: 6,000 square feet
- Retail space – high-rise: 30,000 square feet
- Retail space – low-rise: 0
- Retail space – retail only: 6,000 square feet
- Floors – high-rise: 27
- Maximum height – high-rise: 259 feet
- Maximum height – low-rise: 157 feet
- Maximum height – retail: 20 feet
- Residences: 373 (phase one)
- Residences: 250 (phase two)
- Affordable units: 20 (phase one)
- Affordable housing payment: $5,700,000 (phase one)
- Affordable housing payment: $2,500,000 (phase two)
- Automobile parking spaces – high-rise: 278
- Automobile parking spaces – low-rise: 160
- Automobile parking spaces – retail only: 11
- Loading docks – high-rise: 6
- Loading docks – low-rise: 4
- Loading docks – retail: 1
- Green roof alert! 42,101+16,500+4,578 square feet