Written by Jay Koziarz of Urbanize Chicago
After more than two years of discussions and design revisions, developer Newcastle Limited* shared its latest plans to redevelop the former Gold Coast Barnes & Noble bookstore at 1130 N. State Street into a 29-story high-rise with 304 rental units.
The 345-foot-tall proposal boasts a series of refinements since the last community presentation, hosted by Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) last fall. "The plans that we shared in October were the result of more than 100 meetings with residents, neighborhood organizations, and owners associations, and led to meaningful changes that I believe made this a far better project," said Newcastle's Mike Haney at a recent community meeting.