Concerns Raised About Proposed One Central Development in Chicago's South Loop

Posted by Nick Nastos on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 2:36pm.

One of Chicago’s most ambitious planned developments is now facing some pushback from at least one South Loop leader. Just days after the developer of One Central debuted plans for the mega-development during a community meeting, the alderman released a list detailing some of her concerns.

Some of those concerns center around the height of the buildings and the proposed density, although the developer did not release specifics on either of those things in the public meeting. The alderman also has some safety concerns and questions the impact that One Central could have on nearby residential blocks. 

Still, the local leader does acknowledge the project could mean some great things for the area, including more park and retail space and the transit hub. It’s likely the missed-use project will feature residential, hotel, retail and office space. Plans also call for connecting up the neighborhood to the Museum Campus and Soldier Field via a pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive.  

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