For the parts of River West, Fulton River, and Goose Island that are zoned Downtown, a tremendous amount of units are arriving over the next decade. Even though this region is ~180 acres, there are about 10k potential units from The River District/casino, Halsted Point, Onni’s acquisition of 700 W Chicago, and now the Salvation army redevelopment. If this translates to 15k new residents, that’s going to increase the density of the area by more than 50k ppsm! With its current population, it will likely hit Manhattan levels of density by the end of the decade and still have room to grow!
„ Chicago developer Shapack Partners has also purchased property near the new casino site. A venture controlled by the firm bought the Salvation Army’s downtown River West campus for $25 million in May. The developer also plans to build a 1,110-unit apartment building and a hotel near the site. Onni is responsible for the Halstead Point development on Goose Island, a project at the site of a former Greyhound bus maintenance facility at 901 North Halstead St. It will include a 300-room hotel and 1,400 parking spaces as well as Goose Island’s first apartments.“
The City of Chicago and Bally’s Chicago are proposing to utilize the existing Medinah Temple, located at 600 North Wabash, as a temporary casino facility. Bally’s Chicago will present its plans with respect to historic preservation and answer questions related to historic preservation and the upcoming Permit Review Committee meeting. The community may submit in advance any questions or comments related to the project via email to email@example.com.
"Moving forward with Plan Commission approval, the rezoning of the site to an amended Planned Development will require review by the Committee on Zoning and full City Council. Completion of the casino, hotel tower, riverwalk, and riverfront park is targeted for 2026. "