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The Planning Commission will review 400 N. Elizabeth

The Planning Commission will review developers Mark Goodman & Associates and Weldon Development Group’s new plan for a mixed-use development at 400 N. Elizabeth. The irregularly shaped parcel faces N. Elizabeth St and is bordered by W. Ogden Ave to the west, N. Elizabeth St to the east and Metra rail lines to the north and south.


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Original approved in November 2021 As a 16-story life sciences office building, the 500,000-square-foot building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, would have had laboratory and office space in addition to parking and retail.


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With Archeo Design Studio on board, the development proposal will include two residential towers with a total of 724 apartments, of which 145 (20%) are set aside as affordable. A total of 348 parking spaces will be spread over the two buildings and 724 bicycle sheds.


400 N ElizabethArcheo design studio

Instead of a large podium, the project is designed as two rectangular pointed towers, with the east tower being 33 stories high and 100 meters high and the west tower being 30 stories and 100 meters high. The towers will have gridded facades consisting of metal paneling and glazing. The parking floors will have a hybrid of architectural mesh and open-air glazing.


400 N ElizabethArcheo design studio

On the ground floor, both residential lobbies face east toward N. Elizabeth St, with small retail spaces on each southeast corner. A driveway will be constructed on the north side of the site for loading and parking access, including a drop-off zone.


400 N ElizabethArcheo design studio

The site, designed by Confluence, will be designed with a flexible lawn between the buildings and a dog run along N. Ogden Ave. A footpath will run across the southern part of the site, with seating, cycle racks and a sculpture. terrace.


400 N ElizabethArcheo design studio

For the project to move forward, developers would need to transition from the DX-5 approved for the life sciences plan to a new DX-7 and planned development. They also plan to pay into the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund to get a bonus of 4.5 FAR. If the Chicago Plan Commission approves, the proposal would then go before the Zoning Commission and the full City Council.


400 N ElizabethArcheo design studio