Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280
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Dorm developer doubles down in East Loop
(Crain’s) — The owner of a new 456-bed dormitory in the East Loop wants to pack another 1,221 students into a planned 37-story high-rise next door.
A joint venture including Chicago-based real estate investment firms L&H Real Estate Group and Brownstone Realty & Development Co. has asked the city to approve a zoning change that would allow the new dorm at 51-67 E. Van Buren St. The tower would connect with the Buckingham, a 27-story former office building immediately to the east that the same developers converted into student housing last year.
The new project is a bold bet that rising enrollments at downtown colleges will continue to spur demand for student housing, despite the darkening economy. Student housing is considered a recession-resistant property sector, driven more by demographics — as the so-called echo boom generation reaches college age — than by economic cycles.
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Yay for more educational building in Chicago!
I forgot to mention earlier that this project could be a candidate for tallest dorm in the world. Dan in Chicago, do you know who holds the title now? I know the dorm in Normal, IL is up there among the tallest with a top out at 300 feet, 27 stories. This one could clear 400'.
I love student housing. Its very dense, very active, and creates no new NIMBYs. More please.