CRG, the real estate development arm of Clayco, and Shapack Partners presented their plans for a mixed-use development at 170 N. Green St to the local community. Planned for the current site of Bridgford Foods’ processing plant, the new project will occupy a large 62,600 square foot site overlooking N. Peoria St, W. Lake St and N. Green St. The demolition of the plant of Bridgford Foods 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 podium floors will contain retail and ground floor lobbies, with some amenity space and 235 parking spaces included. At the top of the podium will be a mid-rise U-shaped structure that will contain 350,000 square feet of office space.
Rising on the corner of N. Peoria St and W. Lake St, the main tower will rise up to 36 stories (down from 40 stories), holding 250 residential units (down from 275 units) at a height of 440 feet (down 443′). Located diagonally from the residential tower, a shorter tower will rise to hold 150 hotel keys, a reduction from the originally planned 250 keys. Various roof terraces at different setbacks will contain amenity spaces for the various tenants, guests and residents.
On the ground floor, a large plaza is carved into the ground floor, continuing the mid-block connection from the Mews at 167 N. Green St. Flanked by retail space and lobbies, the open space will connect across the site from N. Green St to N. Peoria St. Rising above the plaza is a skylight that crosses the office floors, turning them into a U-shape. previously planned bridge that connected the ends of the U-shaped office floors was removed to allow lighter access into the central block connection.
The developers continue to work with DPD on the design and will now move on to receiving approvals from the Planning Commission, Zoning Committee and City Council. As part of the development, CRG and Shapack Partners will contribute $6.5 million to the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and provide 20% affordable units in the building, for a total of 50 units.
The demolition of the Bridgford Foods plant is expected to be completed by the end of April. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year with a 24-month construction schedule indicating completion by the end of 2024.