Lincoln Yards and The 78 megaprojects will get more community input

City officials have created 2 advisory councils to take part in decision-making as the massive development projects from Sterling Bay and Related Midwest take shape

Chicago /
Dec.December 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and renderings of Lincoln Yards and the 78 (Credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and renderings of Lincoln Yards and the 78 (Credit: Getty Images)

Beginning in 2020, Chicagoans may have more input into the two planned megadevelopments from Sterling Bay and Related Midwest.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with city officials and developers have created a pair of community advisory councils as the massive Lincoln Yards and The 78 projects begin to take shape, according to Crain’s.

In April, the city closed the book on a contentious nearly year-long city approval process for both massive projects,sealing a crucial piece of then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy. He left office in May. Combined, the two developments will encompass 115 acres and cost $13 billion. They could add up to 16,000 residential units and more than 10 million square feet of office, retail and hotel space on the Near North and Near South sides of the city. Both endeavors are expected to take at least a decade to fully materialize.

Sterling Bay’s Lincoln Yards advisory council will consist of 14 members, according to Crain’s. The council is meant to “ensure this project creates affordable housing, makes 21st-century transit-oriented improvements and connects our city’s residents to shared resources,” Lightfoot said in a statement, according to the report.

The 17-member council for Related’s The 78 will “provide guidance, identify improvements and maximize economic opportunities for the community and the city at large as design and construction gets underway,” Lightfoot said.

The councils will make advisory recommendations and meet quarterly for three years. [Crain’s] — Jacqueline Flynn


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mayor Lori Lightfoot allows indoor dining. (Getty)
Come on in: Chicago reopens — limited — indoor dining
Come on in: Chicago reopens — limited — indoor dining
Roger Romanelli and Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Fulton Market Association, Getty, iStock)
Restaurant coalition to Lightfoot: Reopen indoor dining
Restaurant coalition to Lightfoot: Reopen indoor dining
Gov. J.B. Pritzker (Getty)
Pritzker imposes new restrictions on retailers as Covid surges
Pritzker imposes new restrictions on retailers as Covid surges
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Getty, iStock)
Pritzker and Lightfoot spar over Chicago’s new indoor dining restrictions
Pritzker and Lightfoot spar over Chicago’s new indoor dining restrictions
Sterling Bay CEO Andy Gloor and 1515 West Webster Avenue (Google Maps)
Sterling Bay will sell Lincoln Yards office building for over $100M
Sterling Bay will sell Lincoln Yards office building for over $100M
Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Getty, iStock)
Lightfoot to propose $94M property tax hike
Lightfoot to propose $94M property tax hike
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a restaurant in downtown Chicago (Getty)
Chicago to ease capacity limits, open bars
Chicago to ease capacity limits, open bars
Skender Manufacturing CEO Mark Skender
Another hit to affordable housing: Skender’s modular construction firm closes
Another hit to affordable housing: Skender’s modular construction firm closes
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...