HW Real Estate Development Corp. of Chicago plans to build a 138-room hotel and ground floor restaurant on a 26,000-square-foot L-shaped lot that faces Julia Street on one end and Baronne Street at the other.
The current hotel design includes a three-story and four-story portion facing Julia Street, a five-story portion facing Carondelet Street and a six-story portion facing Baronne.
No word yet on what flag the hotel will use.
Yesterday, the HDLC Architectural Review Committee approved the hotel in concept without any objections. The project now moves to the HDLC for approval before going before the city Council. The developer also still needs to get approval for knocking down a parking shed on the site.
According to a CityBusiness article, Vanessa Smith-Torres of architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple explained to the committee “that the staggered windows planned for the building would give a more “playful” design to the façade. The windows were also elongated in response to the historic context of the neighborhood. Smith-Torres said the design calls for a dark brick material with no tinting on the windows.”
Check out the renderings of the development below.