Housing Proposed for Former Children's Hospital Site

Developer sets sights on former hospital land for 1,000 housing units

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    The site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital may become new housing in Lincoln Park. 

    According to a zoning application filed with the City Council, McCaffery Interests Inc. wants to build 1,000 housing units and three towers on the six-acre campus, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

    The zoning application also calls for 164,500 square feet of retail space.

    Three new towers would consist of a 24-story building for residents at the northeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Orchard Street, a 27-story building on the east side of Lincoln south of Fullerton Avenue, and a 14-story building on the west side of Lincoln south of Fullerton, Crain's reports.

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    Existing buildings on the site would also be converted into housing units.

    McCaffery's zoning application also shows public spaces at the site, including a landscaped courtyard.

    The neighborhood meeting on the new proposal starts at 6 p.m. at the DePaul Student Center, at 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. That's according to an email from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), who represents Lincoln Park.