Proposal withdrawn for high-rise rental building on State Street
Loop North News

13-Sep-19 – There are no longer plans to build a 39-story apartment building at 1130 North State Street.

Brian Hopkins

2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins says he is opposed to the project. Chicago developer Newcastle Limited has reportedly withdrawn its proposal.

“After listening to the community regarding the proposal,” said Hopkins (left), “I have determined that this proposal does not fit the character of the neighborhood.”

He says residents, after listening to Newcastle describe the project on April 10, were concerned the 368-unit rental building would make the neighborhood more congested. The 425-foot height of the building, said Hopkins, “was not the right fit for the area.”

The building, which would have included a restaurant and other retail space, would have replaced one of the last remaining Barnes & Noble bookstores in Chicago.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |

Published 13-Sep-19 2:24 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

City Club of Chicago presents Jim Derwinski, CEO/Executive Director of Metra. Jim began his railroad career as a locomotive electrician with Chicago & North Western Railway. He joined Metra as an electrician in 1997 and rose through the ranks in the Mechanical Department, serving in progressively responsible senior leadership positions, including Chief Mechanical Officer. In that role, he oversaw 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of the railroad’s 1,164 pieces of rolling stock used in commuter service. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Community meeting to review revisions to the proposed development at 1212 North State. The revised proposal features modifications to the residential floor plate, which eliminates 16 studio apartments at the north side of the building and replaces them with seven larger apartments at the top of the building. Floor-to-floor heights were reduced to keep the combined height change within six feet of the original proposal, with the top floors stepping back to further mitigate the impact of this. Alderman Hopkins is seeking your feedback on these changes. 6:00-7:30 p.m., First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1301 North LaSalle Drive. No RSVP is required. Map. More info.
More events

Biggest Gainers & Losers

366.96 UP 15.96

155.99 UP 1.96

42.38 DN 1.52

35.81 DN 1.41

Downtown Chicago Stocks