A new condo project that was slated for 217 N. Jefferson is now off the table, according to recent reports from Curbed Chicago. Originally revealed last summer, the stunning new tower, which was designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, was expected to include just 94 new luxury residences, but issues regarding the height and density of the development ultimately killed what would’ve been the newest condo project to hit the rapidly developing Fulton River District.
Despite the original proposal being denied, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly still left the door open for developing the 217 N. Jefferson site, encouraging developers to re-design a smaller low-rise project that blends in better with the surrounding properties.
The would-be developer of 217 N. Jefferson, Chicago-based JDL Development Contractors LLC, is also behind the fabulous luxury condo development currently under construction at 9 W. Walton, as well as the 22-story apartment tower that’s wrapping up construction over at the old Ed Debevic’s restaurant in River North.
Had 217 N. Jefferson been built, condos were projected to list between $800,000 and $3 million. But with the condo market seemingly making a strong comeback, however, it wouldn’t be terribly surprising to see another proposal pop up sometime sooner rather than later that meets the requirements of Alderman Reilly and the rest of West Loop and Fulton River District communities.