Faced with a laundry list of complaints from neighbors, the development team behind a three-tower project on the Chicago River has submitted new plans for the riverfront development.
The 3.9-acre parcel known as Wolf Point is owned by the Kennedy family, which is attempting to develop the site with Houston-based Hines Interests L.P.
The revisions call for an increase in public space and measures to mitigate traffic, but no changes were made to the height of the towers. In the new design, the buildings remain 950, 750 and 525 feet, they but would taper at the bottom, creating more open ground-level spacel, Crain’s Business reports.
Developers also outlined changes designed to address traffic concerns, including revised access routes, new traffic signals, turn arrows and medians and a reduction of parking spaces to 1,285 from their originally proposed 1,800.
Opponents argue the project is too big and too dense for the site, which would need to be rezoned for the proposed tower project
“I think the project has gotten much, much better in the process,” Fred Clarke, senior principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the project's lead designer, told the crowd at a community meeting this week.
More pictures of the design can be found here.