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The 121-foot-tall proposal provides about 12,000 square feet of retail space topped with a 32-car garage that is reasonably well-concealed as well as resident amenity spaces on the next floor and roofing.


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On Wednesday programmer Newcastle Limited presented its plans for a set of mixed-use Gold Price developments hosted by 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins from the Sofitel ballroom.
“We put back the building and then divided the tower into two interlocking volumes at different heights to increase the slenderness,” explained SCB architect John Lahey. “Then we rounded the surfaces. There are a whole lot of rigid buildings in the region, and we thought softening the design this manner would give it its very own, more tasteful, individuality”

Although the high-rise conforms with all the website’s present downtown district zoning, the height and unit count triggers the Planned Development (PD) process which will require Plan Commission, Zoning Committee, and City Council approval. Provided all goes as planned, the development group hopes break ground on both 1200 and 1130 N. State Street jobs in ancient 2020.
The substances will be a mix of glass, brick, metal, and panels much like ceramic tile that will represent but maybe not imitate the neighbor’s diverse design, based on designer Keith Campbell of CallisonRTKL.

First up was that the Newcastle’s plan for the northwest corner of State and Division. Herean 11-story building with 102 rental units would remove a small number of low-rise structures such as the Tip Top Inn’s former homes, Hash House a Go Go, and McFadden’s.
The developments would offer a 470 apartment units that are Joint
Designed by design firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the high tech calls for 368 rental apartments offered in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, 19,000 square feet of commercial space, and 161 parking spaces. The design includes a base clad in concrete, stucco, and brick topped with a glass and metal tower having curved corners.


Jay Koziarz
A diagram demonstrating how the architects ditched the traditional box shape arrived in the curvaceous final layout.

Together with the more compact development out of this way, the demonstration shifted into the meeting’s main attraction: a 39-story tower slated to substitute the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 1130 N. State Street–which was put up for sale in September, reported the Chicago Tribune in the moment.
Both State Street projects would replace one of Chicago’s last remaining Barnes & Noble bookstores and a bunch of industrial buildings that are empty using 193 parking areas, a combined 470 units, and over 30,000 square feet of space.
The viewers of Gold Coast neighbors, who were more prone to outbursts and repeated interruptions before the designated question and response time of wednesday, voiced concerns about too small parking, the typical issues: traffic, blocked views, and slopes.

1200 N. State Street

The proposed 425-foot-tall development would comprise fresh density in the neighboring Lou Malnati’s pizzeria property (that will stay at 1120 N. State) in addition to Newcastle’s upcoming three-story building across the road at 1139 N. State.