A handful of major developments received the official thumbs up at Thursday’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission. The hearing was also the first to be attended by incoming Chicago Department of Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox.
While items passed by the Plan Commission typically require additional approvals from Chicago’s Committee on Zoning and the full City Council to take effect, the votes still represent an important first step in the process. Here’s a quick rundown of what was approved.
1000 W. Carroll Avenue and 345 N. Morgan Street
Prolific Chicago developer Sterling Bay received the commissioners’ approval for a two-building proposal slated for Chicago’s hot Fulton Market District. The larger of the pair would rise 18 stories at 1000 W. Carroll Avenue, just north of Google’s headquarters at 1K Fulton. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 288-foot-tall office tower resembles a stack of offset boxes wrapped in a contemporary glass and metal facade.