Plan Picked to Primp Pritzker Park Parking Place

The City of Chicago has chosen which building it wants to replace the forlorn parking garage at 331 South Plymouth Court, behind Pritzker Park in The Loop.  

June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)
June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)

You can read all about the contest that led up to this decision by following this link.  It’s basically a word salad of self-important recent college grad buzzwords, so we’ll break it down for you in English:

  • Developer: Assemble Chicago
  • For realsies: The Community Builders, Studio Gang, DesignBridge, JAQ, dbHMS, Thornton Tomasetti, Engage Civil Engineering, Site Design Group, Applied Ecological Services, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Rush University College of Nursing, and Calibrate Coaching.
  • Architecture firm: Studio Gang
  • Cost: $102,000,000
  • Floors: 20
  • Maximum height: 235 feet
  • Residences: 207
  • Low-income units: 207
  • Ground floor retail: Two floors, featuring
    • Food court
    • Restaurants
    • Office and meeting space
    • Medical clinic
  • $2,000,000 in improvements for Pritzker Park
    • Fountain
    • Stage
    • Restrooms

A more detailed summary of what this building entails can be found in this document made for the city.

June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)
June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)
June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)
June. 2021 rendering of 331 South Plymouth Court. (Via the City of Chicago.)

Location: 331 South Plymouth Court, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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