Sixty-one West Erie hasn’t been built yet, and it’s already on its third life. First, it was going to be a 12-story condominium block. Then a 29-room vacation rental hotel hybrid. Now, it’s all about apartments.
That’s the word from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, who writes, “The hotel project is no longer viable due to the negative economic impact caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Mr. 42 says LG Development is pivoting this project to become 28 apartments over ground floor retail space, still wrapped in a five-story sundae with a penthouse cherry on top.
Visually, nothing has changed, so the rendering above still applies. But because this building has a new special purpose, it’s back to City Hall for another round of bureaucratic harrumphs.