Construction of a new River North condominium building is moving forward at 61 W. Erie. A long time film processing company is being demolished to make room for the 12-story building.
LG Development Group is behind the project, bringing 10 high-end condo units to the area. In February the developer asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a special use permit to encompass the site’s projected 12 indoor parking stalls planned for the building’s ground floor. While a decision on that has been passed off to April, the firm is forging ahead with its newly acquired demolition permit.
LG took over the project, originally planned by MCZ Development and revealed publicly in 2013. At that time, the building included 10 stories, with zoning granted in March 2015. The new plan from LG, though, includes an addition of two stories.
It’s just one of the condominium housing projects planned for the River North neighborhood. Eleven units are also expected to be constructed within a 13-story building, proposed for the site of a former church at 56 W. Huron.