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Plan Commission approves Halsted Landing at 700 W. Chicago

Plan Commission approves Halsted Landing at 700 W. Chicago

Plan Commission approves Halsted Landing at 700 W. Chicago

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the multi-phase mixed-use development called Halsted Landing. Addressed at 700 W. Chicago, the project site is located at the corner of W. Chicago Ave and N. Halsted St along the Chicago River, directly across from Bally casino and across the river from Onni Group’s Halsted Point where the recent developer have secured funding for their Phase 1 tower. While the project zoning application has been submitted at the end of July 2023, the property was previously also designed as a multi-phase office development that has been cancelled after covid


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

Designed by Goettsch Partners, the multi-phase development will see the construction of four new mixed-use skyscrapers. Set to total 2,451 residential units, the project will support housing with ground floor retail space, 1,950 underground parking spaces, 2,451 bicycle parking spaces and extensive outdoor landscaping along the Chicago River.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

Divided into three sub-zones, the first sub-zone will be located along N. Halsted St near the river. Planned to be the first phase of the overall project, the mixed-use tower will have a four-story podium topped by an 11-story midsection and a 56-story tower. Reaching 600 feet in height, the tower’s volume will be clad in a system of windowed walls with outdoor balconies running across the facade. The building will have 540 residential units in the tower and 148 podium and liner units. The ground floor will include commercial space alongside the residential lobby, both of which will face south on a new access road through the site.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

The second subzone and phase of the proposal, located at the corner of W. Chicago Ave and N. Halsted St, will include a 500-foot-tall, 44-story skyscraper. The building will have 382 residential units in the tower and 160 podium and liner units. With retail surrounding the entire ground floor, there will be a total of 33,300 square feet of retail space. The residential lobby will face east toward a new N. Jefferson St. phase. This second phase will also add a 9-story shopping center along N. Halsted St. Adjacent to the first phase of development, the building will face N. Halsted St. with 3,800 square meters of commercial space and the residential lobby will face south towards the new access unit.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

The third subzone, planned along W. Chicago Ave at the river, will have two towers connected by a four-story catwalk. At 51 stories, the western skyscraper will be 550 feet tall and have 540 residential units in the tower and 45 podium and line units. Standing 650 feet tall, the eastern skyscraper will be 57 stories high, with 606 residential units in the tower and 30 podium or line units. Between the two towers, the podium will include 8,400 square meters of retail space.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

With Confluence serving as the landscape architect, the riverfront was designed with a river that will connect to future expansions in an area that has been cut off from the Chicago River by industry for over a century. The proposed design restores that connection with multiple paths from the street to the river, connections to adjacent river segments, and programming that celebrates the beauty and energy of the river.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners

The site has a grade change of approximately 30 feet from the street to the waterfront, which poses significant challenges for access. The design creates a series of distinct experiences, including a vibrant urban landscape, elevated belvedere terraces, steps and planting areas, an inviting waterfront and a dramatic pedestrian bridge over the river.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners/Confluence

The river will have a water taxi station, beverage with chairs, riverside common area, terrace seating, view deck with shade structure, riverside restaurant seating, canopied stage viewing platform, amphitheater , commercial spaces, native riparian planting trail, playground with climbing wall, a potential floating wetland, riverside bike parking and a terrace-view restaurant.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners/Confluence

The overall development will meet ARO requirements with 490 affordable units. Phase 1 will have a total of 688 units, of which 138 have been set aside as affordable. The $1.1 billion development will contribute $17.8 million to the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, $3.8 million to the industrial corridor conversion fee, $2.2 million in local impact funds and $2.2 million to the Adopt-A-Landmark program.


Halsted Landing at 700 W. ChicagoGoettsch Partners/Confluence

With the approval of the Chicago Plan Commission, the proposal will now seek approvals from the Zoning Committee and City Council. Onni has projected that Phase 1 will be built from Q1 2029 to Q3 2031, Phase 2 from Q3 2031 to Q1 2034 and Phase 3 from Q1 2034 to Q1 2037.