ClientCentral Station Development / Forest City / FogelsonLocation
This expansive mixed-use development will be situated on a linear site located just west of Lake Shore Drive between South 14th Street and McCormick Place. The plan envisions a series of skyscrapers erected on a platform above existing active commuter train tracks. Access to the site will be provided from the west at 15th Street and Indiana Avenue, from the north at McFetridge Drive and Lake Shore Drive, and from the south at 18th Street and Lake Shore Drive. The main artery will run north-south through the development and will include street parking for ground floor retail customers, public parks, and lush landscaping to appeal to pedestrians. The existing pedestrian access to Soldier Field from South Prairie Avenue and 18th Street will be maintained while improvements will be made to the existing 18th Street train station. Dedicated, protected bike lanes will start at the intersection of 15th Street and Indiana Avenue and continue through the site to ultimately connect to the existing pedestrian/bike ramp that runs under Lake Shore Drive at 18th Street for access to Lake Michigan.