Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Parking Complex/Theatre And High-Rise Update
It's been a while since the community meeting for the "Theater District Lofts Phase II and III was held this past August. Residents were presented with the plans for the construction of a high-rise and nearby parking complex that will feature a movie theatre (to be run by "Meadow Theatre Group"), retail, and restaurants at Lawrence and Winthrop. We wondered what the status of this project was and are happy to report it is moving right along. The parking lot across from the Aragon has been purchased although the closing for this property took a bit longer than expected. Developer Jim Gouskos is moving forward on the projects and is confident that the neighborhood will benefit from this complex. The 21 story highrise has a new look that we think looks pretty sharp. We are working on getting updated renderings of the parking complex/theatre and will post them as soon as they become available.
Update: We added another view of the building (top) from the vantage point of Winthrop looking back towards Lawrence (the El tracks are to the left of the building). Judging from the 2 photos here, there are also 2 variations of the facade on the parking level of the building. Also, the building is evidently 21 stories and not 20 as originally thought.
By Uptown Updater - January 29, 2008