North Union

JDL Development’s “North Union” mixed-use development project is being proposed for a portion of the Moody Bible Institute campus on the Near North Side.

JDL would purchase and redevelop 8.1 acres of land from Moody Bible, which would continue to own and operate an educational institution and media ministry on its remaining 9.4 acres.

Generally bounded by the CTA Brown Line tracks and Oak, Chestnut and Wells streets, the North Union site is proposed to include a variety of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings that consist of 2,656 residential units, 30,000 square feet of commercial space and approximately 2.5 acres of public open space.

The proposal requires an amendment to an existing Planned Development (PD) designation through a formal process that requires review and approval by the Chicago Plan Commission and the Chicago City Council.

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Community Engagement

An initial virtual community meeting took place in November 2020.

First North Union Community Meeting
6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 | Video | Presentation

DPD hosted a second virtual community meeting in March 2021.

Second North Union Community Meeting
6 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Video | Presentation

The North Union team introduced its Master Planned Development application to City Council in March 2021. The plan was approved unanimously by the Chicago Plan Commission at its regular meeting in May 2021. Dates for additional approvals before the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards and the full City Council are still pending.

All questions on the development proposal can be directed to

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