Per Crain’s, downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly has voiced his opposition to Symmetry Property Development’s planned 725-foot hotel and condo/timeshare tower. In an email to constituents, he said he thinks the development will clog up traffic on an already congested block.
The project would include 246 condos, 216 hotel rooms, and 120 timeshare units, and Reilly expressed concern that the “combination of uses suggests heavy volumes of deliveries, curbside pick-up/drop-off, special event traffic and buses," which would be “too much for this block.”
The tower needs a zoning change from the city and the City Council won’t approve it unless it is endorsed by the alderman whose ward includes the site. Reilly suggested that limiting the tower to one use, such as residential, might ease the traffic concerns.