Alderman needs more feedback to move One Chicago Square forward
Loop North News


(Above) Rendering of One Chicago Square, imagined from the intersection of State Street & Chicago Avenue. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

29-Dec-17 – A proposal to build a 76-story residential and retail tower on what is now a parking lot across from Holy Name Cathedral in River North has hit a speed bump.

JDL Development 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins has asked the Chicago Plan Commission to postpone consideration of One Chicago Square, saying more public feedback is needed for such a big project. The proposal by JDL Development was scheduled to be heard at the commission’s December 21 meeting.

The building at 1 East Chicago Avenue would include condominium and rental units, along with a grocery store and fitness center open to the public.

(Left) Looking northeast, with John Hancock Center and Lake Michigan in distance.

Hopkins says he has received numerous inquiries about how the project would affect traffic in the neighborhood. He has asked Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, and JDL Development to provide a detailed traffic analysis.

“It is my firm position that traffic congestion is an existing issue at this location, and new measures must be developed and implemented to improve traffic flow at this vital thoroughfare, regardless if a new development is built,” said Hopkins (right). Brian Hopkins

JDL Development presented their proposal on October 24 at a public meeting hosted by Hopkins and River North Residents Association.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |

Published 29-Dec-17 6:07 AM

Loop North News


What’s news in the Loop and Near North neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update

More stories

June 27
City Club of Chicago presents Republican House Leader Jim Durkin. With a focus on protecting and strengthening families and communities, Durkin has spent his entire career working for the citizens of Illinois. During the 100th General Assembly, Jim worked tirelessly with members on both sides of the aisle to successfully negotiate a new education funding formula for our state. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

June 27
The Fitting Room is a documentary that brings poetry to life revealing the rich interior worlds in each of us. With Chicago as a setting for poets and poetry, this film presents the lives of five Chicago poets. Introducing 13-year-old Little Village slam poet Camila Ruiz, and featuring Reginald Gibbons, Angela Jackson, Nate Marshall and Simone Muench. Admission is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. 7:00 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.
More events

Biggest Gainers & Losers

106.98 3.50

43.44 2.26

94.25 2.25

72.94 1.48

Downtown Chicago Stocks