Development

(click image to enlarge)

(click image to enlarge)

The West Loop is experiencing an unparalleled level of development over the past several years.  With the flourishing growth of office buildings, hotels, and new restaurants in the Fulton Market District, combined with several residential properties in various stages of planning along Washington, Madison, and other thoroughfares south to the Eisenhower Expressway, the pace of West Loop development does not appear to be slowing any time soon.

The NoWL Development Committee strives to engage West Loop residents in the development process, to keep them informed about potential changes to our neighborhood, and to give them a voice in decisions affecting the West Loop of tomorrow.

We do this in several ways.  First, working with the Communications Committee, we publicize West Loop developments through social media and at our events.  We also host monthly Development Committee meetings, which are open to members of our committee.  At these meetings, developers present their projects, providing answers to the committee’s questions and considering modifications based on our feedback.  Representatives of the NoWL Development Committee attend community meetings on specific developments to gather opinions from residents.  Through these steps, we are able to compile a comprehensive understanding of the community’s views on a given development, which informs our position letters to the aldermen.

Below is a summary of NoWL position letters for recent development projects in the West Loop:

Committee membership consists of core members – those that regularly attend our meetings and assist with developing presentation summaries and position letters – and corresponding members.  Please email committee chair Matt Letourneau if you would like to become a corresponding member.

Development Resources