Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 12

  • Citing New Census Data, Aldermen Call on the CTA to Hire More Latinos (Tribune)
  • Women’s March on Chicago Plans to Take Over the Streets Again in Early 2018 (Tribune)
  • Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide in Fatal Tinley Park Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Neuroscientist Charged With Pushing Man Onto ‘L’ Tracks Bailed Out by Wife (Tribune)
  • WSJ Talks to Northwestern Doctor Who Reports a Rise in Biking-Related Brain Injuries
  • Dan Ryan Lane Closures for 95th Street Station Reconstruction Work (DNA)
  • Catch Metra to the ‘Burbs & Check Out Fall Colors at these Cycling Destinations (Herald)
  • SBC Photog Eric Allix Rogers’ Tips for Open House Chicago This Weekend (Curbed)
  • Meeting on TOD Study for the Belmont Flyover October 18 6-8 PM at Center on Halsted

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  • Deni

    Didn’t see if you guys have talked about this one yet. New development to replace Holy Name parking lot will have 659 parking spaces, on the same corner with a Red Line stop, not to mention one of the more high-frequency east-west buses in the city. Right now the parking lot at that location has something like less than 150 spaces.

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171011/downtown/holy-name-cathedral-development-parking-lot-76-story-tower-skyscrapers-jdl-development-45-shopping-center-apartments-condos-offices-john-hancock-center

  • Tooscrapps

    Developer will of course will claim it’s TOD because it’s less that 1:1. River North residents have shot down a lot of new developments recently due to traffic concerns. I would hope the locals seize on the large number of spots and force the developer to cut them. 1:3 ratio would be more appropriate here.

  • Deni

    I live in the ‘hood and plan to be at the meeting. But so many of my neighbors seem to see parking as a good thing so I worry I may be a lonely voice against the size of the parking garage.

  • Tooscrapps

    Godspeed.

  • Cameron Puetz

    The project is also adding 200k sq. ft. of retail and 45k sq. ft. of office. Under standard parking codes, those areas would have required an additional 326 spaces, brining the total required spaces for the building to 1240. The developer is using the TOD claim to cut the number of spaces almost in half. Given the backlash that a lot of TOD projects have faced, further cuts will be a tough sell.

  • Tooscrapps

    Yes, but can’t you cut 100% parking for non-residential TOD?

    So without additional review, you would only need 457. Could certainly go lower.

  • Chicagoan

    I do want us to get another 1,000-foot building, so I’m trying to decide if the development stands a better chance of being built to 1K with or w/o all of the parking.

    The NIMBY’s rabidly attacked that 60-story Skidmore, Owings & Merrill high-rise on Superior/Wabash.

  • Jacob Wilson

    Probably the same ones who bemoan congestion. Um what do they think makes the traffic?