Proposed Addison Park on Clark right across from Wrigley Field
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 12, 2009
News of Addison Park on Clark came out awhile back but was recently revamped because of a bunch of drama from the Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood. It seems like not even a 3 flat can get approved without some bored citizen complaining about it.
Addison Park on Clark is a proposed mixed-use development from M&R Development, located at Addison and Clark Streets, with plans for 140 apartments overlooking Addison and a 137 room hotel overlooking Clark. All of this will sit atop a 47 foot tall platform which includes 509 parking spots and expanded retail. Addison Park on Clarkwill seek LEED certification, and by the looks of it, a green roof with a lot of trees and plantings. I am a huge fan of green roofing so as soon as I saw these plans, I was immediately excited.
Addison Park on Clark’s website brags about creating hundreds of temporary and permanent jobs, as well as $10M a year in state and local tax revenue. Plus, I believe the overall streetscape will be improved dramatically. Right now, the sidewalks are too narrow for the amount of foot traffic, there is no landscaping, and the site is completely underutilized for being across the street from one of the world’s most famous baseball fields. If you haven’t guessed by now, ChicagoismynewBlog is 100% in favor of this development!