The immense new residential skyscraper planned for the former parking lot behind the building that used to house the Chicago Tribune has been updated.
The plan for Tribune Tower East has been “significantly revised” according to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s recent e-mail to his constituents. Now he’s scheduled a public meeting to go over what changes have been made.
The alderman states that he had “many” concerns about the skyscraper’s parking podium and the project’s potential impact on traffic, congestion, and open space.
The previous-most-recent information we saw was that Tribune Tower East was going to rise 1,422 feet and have 949 units in the building. Exactly what mix the “units” would be is unclear, but an earlier formal proposal for this building had a mix of hotel rooms, apartments, and condominiums.