We finally have a good idea how big the new North Union development is going to be. New images from Chicago Planning and Development highlight the North Union property in purple, and the Moody Bible Institute in yellow.
Because it’s only five city blocks, we’re going to stop using the “mega” part of “mega development” for this JDL Development development. That’s not to say it isn’t going to be big. We’re expecting 2,680 new homes, 30,000 square feet of retail space, and 57,000 square feet of open space. But at just eight acres, it’s only slightly larger than Lakeshore East’s park.
Still, there’s a lot of information coming down the pike on Thursday at 6pm, when the first public meeting about North Union will be held. Because of the virus that gets us lots of hate e-mail every time we mention it, the meeting will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Whether you attend or not may depend on how you feel about Zoom and the Chinese government. If you do want to see what’s up first hand, here’s the link to register.