The developers of the Old Parkland business campus in Oak Lawn want to expand the project to Maple Avenue.
The Old Parkland office campus surrounds the original 1913 Parkland Hospital building, which investor and developer Crow Holdings restored in 2009 as a corporate headquarters.
Since then, Crow Holdings has constructed around half a dozen office buildings on the site in period architecture to blend in with the historic public hospital building.
The Old Parkland campus is home to more than 100 companies, including financial and investment firms, family offices, and public foundations.
With the original 9.5-acre campus on the west side of Maple Avenue now fully developed, Crow Holdings plans to head east with a new nine-story office building.
The building – in Maple and Reagan Street – would be topped by a dome, according to plans provided to the Oak Lawn committee.
The Old Parkland expansion would replace small catering buildings and an apartment complex on the site that stretches from Maple to Fairmount Street.
The developer is seeking planning approval from the Oak Lawn committee for the project, which would be zoned in a planned development area that is “based on the current zoning of the Old Parkland campus.”
The developer would agree to place 90% of the parking lot of the office building in an underground garage.
The project would have a maximum height of 240 feet – the same as the new clock tower that Crow Holdings is building in Old Parkland.
Land use planning by Baldwin Associates and The Beck Group are working on designs for the Old Parkland East Campus.