Update on One Chicago Square Development Proposal – From Alderman Brian Hopkins

As you may know, Alderman Brian Hopkins and the River North Residents Association (RNRA)  hosted a public meeting in October to discuss a development proposal at the site of Holy Name’s parking lot, located at 1 E. Chicago Avenue.

Over the course of the past month, Alderman Hopkin’s office facilitated meetings with neighborhood organizations and nearby residential buildings to solicit feedback for the project.

The proposal was scheduled to be heard at the December Plan Commission meeting. However, given the scale of the project and the ongoing collection of community input, Alderman Hopkins has requested the item be held for a future hearing, to ensure that we receive as much feedback as possible before allowing the project to move forward.

Furthermore, his office has received numerous inquiries regarding the project’s potential impact on traffic and congestion in the neighborhood. As a result, he has tasked engineers at the City’s Department of Transportation and Chicago Transit Authority, as well as the developer’s traffic engineering team to provide a detailed analysis of the project’s influence on traffic, coupled with solutions to improve conditions in an already congested area.

It is Alderman Hopkin’s 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.

Alderman Hopkins encourages you to visit www.aldermanhopkins.com/onechicagosquare to review the proposal in it’s entirely, and submit feedback via his digital survey.

Source:  Alderman Brian Hopkins 2nd Ward Newsletter 12/4/17