January 14, 2019
Sterling Bay wasted no time in updating its Lincoln Yards mega-development, posting new drawings to its website with more parks and streets to replace a soccer stadium and an entertainment district nixed by Ald. Brian Hopkins. The project’s south side now will encompass 6.2 acres of parkland.
“This increase in park space will allow for expanded programming, increased flexibility for youth and adult recreational activities, and a wider variety of potential fields for sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and tennis, among others,” according to a statement from Sterling Bay.
The update also enables “a walkable, mixed-use district that is more pedestrian-oriented around the adjacent park space,” the developer said. “Coupled with the opportunity to shift the Dominick Street connection across the Chicago River further east, these changes will improve connectivity, while continuing to respect local businesses.”
The Chicago Planning Commission will consider the project at its Jan. 24 meeting.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Paul Bubny