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This $140 Million Project Is Changing the Face of Wrigleyville (PHOTOS)

By Ariel Cheung | December 22, 2015 6:43am
 Developers building Addison Park on Clark released new renderings of the $140 million, eight-story project.
Addison Park on Clark 2015 Renderings
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WRIGLEYVILLE — Don't hold your breath, but 2016 might finally be the year for the long-stalled Addison Park on Clark.

New renderings provide a sharper focus and better detail of the eight-story, mixed-use development.

Last month, staffers for Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said developers were working with the city on some revisions and "still hope to start in the near future."

The project was approved in 2010 with plans that included a boutique hotel. When financing fell through and the Chicago Cubs announced their own plans for a hotel, developers scrapped the idea.

In 2013, the city's Plan Commission unanimously approved M&R Development's $140 million plan that included a rooftop pool and a health club, along with 148 rental units, 170,000 square feet of retail and 493 parking spaces.

New renderings designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz depict a slate-colored and brick facade, suggesting possible retail ranging from a fitness center to a bagel shop. The renderings show a structure height nearly the same as Wrigley Field, which is in line with previous discussion on the project.

As of last year, most of the businesses on Addison Street between Clark and Sheffield were set for demolition, including Starbucks and 7-Eleven.

Red Ivy, Mullen's on Clark and Salt & Pepper Diner were slated to close, along with other businesses from 3525-3545 N. Clark St. Already closed are iO Theater, Bar Louie and Goose Island Wrigleyville.

Luis Auto Repair, 1031 W. Addison St., and Sports World, 3555 N. Clark St. are expected to remain open and separate from the Addison Park on Clark project.

Construction is expected to take 18 to 24 months, meaning it will require coordination with the Cubs season and ongoing renovations.

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