HDLC approves demolitions for hotel project

Posted on: October 8 2014 | Posted in: Latest News
By: Robin Shannon, Reporter

After several months of discussion and design review, the Historic District Landmarks Commission voted today to demolish two Central Business District structures to make way for a new hotel and restaurant project.

HW Real Estate Development Corp. of Chicago wants to build a 138-room hotel with a restaurant on an L-shaped lot that faces Julia Street on one end and Baronne Street at the other. The development wraps around an existing two-story residence on Julia Street and a four-story building on the corner of Baronne and Julia.

The HDLC unanimously approved a developer’s request to bring down a covered parking shed and another two-story building to make way for the project. The proposal now moves on to the City Council for final approval.

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