Plans for a new 48-story tower on Goose Island moved closer to reality with the Chicago City Council’s vote to rezone the land at 901 N Halsted Street for the mixed-use development.
The building, which is being designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, will be the first phase of the larger Halsted Pointe development being planned by Omni Group, Chicago YIMBY reported.
Construction on the 48-story, 504-foot-tall tower is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and should take 24 to 30 months to complete. The building also will include a five-story podium that will provide almost 20,000 square feet of retail space and house amenity spaces such as a dog run, a gym and a spa. The tower also will have parking for 200 vehicles, bike storage, a game room, a party room and a rooftop pool.
The first tower of the development will yield 485 apartments split into 80 studios, 248 one-bedrooms, 125 two-bedrooms, 30 three-bedrooms and one four-bedroom unit. Omni plans for 20 percent of those to be classified as affordable housing, with a total of 97 affordable units — 16 studios, 50 one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms and six three-bedroom apartments.
The building will be clad in glass, including a window wall along the tower portion and recessed translucent glass on the ground-level podium.
The lot at 901 N Halsted is currently home to a Greyhound Bus terminal and, before the most recent ruling, 92 percent of the site was not zoned for residential use.
Once completed, the first tower, which is expected to cost almost $6 million, will be joined by four other high-rise buildings and almost four acres of green space.
A few miles down the street on Wabash Avenue, a proposed 23-story, residential and hotel tower from Eterra Plus also got approval from the Chicago City Council to rezone the lot.
[Chicago YIMBY] — Victoria Pruitt