CRG, the real estate development arm of Clayco, and Shapack Partners have presented their plans for a mixed-use development at 170 N. Green St to the local community. Planned for the current site of the Bridgford Foods processing plant, the new project will occupy a large 62,600 square foot site fronting N. Peoria St, W. Lake St, and N. Green St. Demolition of the Bridgford Foods plant has already begun.
With Lamar Johnson Collaborative as the architect behind the design, the development will consist of a large podium structure with two towers rising above. The lower floors of the podium will hold retail and lobbies at the ground floor, with some amenity space and 235 car parking spaces included. Atop the podium will be a midrise structure in a U-shape that will hold 350,000 square feet of office space.
Rising at the corner of N. Peoria St and W. Lake St, the main tower will rise up 36 stories (down from 40 floors), holding 250 residential units (down from 275 units) at a height of 440 feet (down from 443'). Located diagonally from the residential tower, a shorter tower will rise to hold 150 hotel keys, reduced from the original 250 keys planned. Various roof decks at the differing setbacks will hold amenity spaces for the different tenants, guests, and residents.
At the ground, a large plaza is carved out of the ground floor, continuing the midblock connection from the Mews at 167 N. Green St. Flanked by retail space and lobbies, the open space will connect through the site from N. Green St to N. Peoria St. Rising above the plaza is a light well that cuts through the office floors, making them into a U-shape. A previously planned bridge that connected the ends of the U-shaped office floors was removed to allow for more light access in the midblock connection.
The developers continue to work with DPD on the design and will now move on to receiving approvals from the Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, and City Council. As part of the development, CRG and Shapack Partners will pay $6.5 million into the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and provide 20% affordable units in the building, totaling 50 units.
Demolition of the Bridgford Foods plant is expected to be completed in late April. Construction is expected to break ground by the end of the year with a 24-month construction timeline, indicating a late 2024 completion.