Architecture panel approves wrap-around hotel

July 29 2014 | Latest News
By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CItyBusiness

The Architectural Review Committee for the Historic District Landmarks Commission has given conceptual approval for a new hotel and restaurant in the Central Business District.

HW Real Estate Development Corp. of Chicago is planning to build a 138-room hotel and ground floor restaurant on a 26,000-square-foot L-shaped lot that faces Julia Street on one end and Baronne Street at the other. The property also wraps around an existing two-story residence on Julia Street and a four-story building on the corner of Baronne and Julia.

The planned development spans two zoning designations, one that allows buildings no higher than 75 feet and another with a limit of 65 feet. The current design of the hotel has a three-story and four-story portion facing Julia Street, a five-story portion facing Carondelet Street and a six-story portion facing Baronne.

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