October 2022 Committee on Design meeting

The Committee on Design met virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, with the public session of the meeting beginning at 2:30 p.m. A recording of the public session is available online.

Address (Community Area, Ward) Agenda Description Draft Presentation

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

1200-34 W. Randolph St. and 146-62 N. Racine Ave.
(Near West Side, 27th Ward)

1234 W. Randolph is a proposed 470-foot tall, 42-story residential building comprising 400 residential units, 124 automobile parking spaces and 200 bicycle parking spaces. The proposal will provide 2,800 square feet of public open space along with amenity space at the sixth and 34th floor. The project will be adjacent to City Winery. The podium will consist of terracotta and metal panel, while the rest of the structure will be constructed with glass, dark grey aluminum and brick red terracotta.

Draft Presentation 

 Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at The 78
Southeast corner of South Wells Street and 15th Street
(Near South Side, 25th Ward)

The Discovery Partners Institute, a University of Illinois System-led research and innovation center, will occupy a 1-acre site along the South Branch in The 78. With more than 200,000 square feet of space, the academic and research center will house classrooms, meeting and event spaces and labs and offices for research, development and startups. Project design is underway and groundbreaking is anticipated in 2024. With its multi-directional form, the innovation center is intended to engage communities on all sides — toward the nearby riverfront, and toward the future phases of the larger Innovation District at The 78. Multiple public infrastructure improvements, including the construction of the Wells-Wentworth Connector, Metra track realignment and a new Red Line subway station at 15th Street, will facilitate the redevelopment.  Draft Presentation


Committee on Design
Oct. 12, 2022