August 2022 Committee on Design Meeting

The Committee on Design will meet virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, with the public session of the meeting beginning at 2:30 p.m. Members of the public can watch the livestream or join the Zoom session using passcode 601200.

Address (Community Area, Ward) Agenda Description Draft Presentation

Executive Briefing Session
1-2:15 p.m.

601-621 E. 47th St.
(Grand Boulevard, 4th Ward)

Bella Noir is a mixed-use project located in the 47th Street & Cottage Grove Invest Southwest Corridor. The project intends to redevelop a vacant block between South St. Lawrence Avenue and South Champlain Avenue on 47th Street. It will be located less than ½ mile from the 47th Green Line Station and less than ¼ mile from South Cottage Grove Avenue and is the first project on the South Side to directly benefit from the July passage of the eTOD Connected Communities Ordinance. The building will contain ground floor food & beverage, a fitness center, medical offices, the Lyric Foundation headquarters, 26 residential units for veterans and 40 parking spaces. The project will also provide a unique opportunity for farm-to-table dining and education in concert with a farm outside the city and grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Draft Presentation


2908-26 E. 79th St. and 7901-33 S. Exchange Ave.
(South Shore, 7th Ward)

Thrive Exchange is a mixed-use project, selected as the winning proposal from the South Shore INVEST South/West RFP.  Phase I of Thrive Exchange will consist of 43 affordable residential units in a 6-story building with ground floor retail. The project is transit-oriented, consistent with the City's eTOD priorities, located adjacent to a Metra stop and along the heavily used 79th Street CTA bus line.

Draft Presentation


Committee on Design
Aug. 10, 2022
Livestream | Zoom (passcode 601200)