Thursday evening the Ravenswood Station development team will detail their plans for the 286,000 square foot space on Lawrence Ave. next to the Ravenswood Metra North Line station.
Thursday’s presentation, set for the 47th Ward Council meeting, 6:45 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1757 W. Wilson Ave., will be the first of three presentations the team will conduct. The second and third presentations will be on December 15 and 19, with the locations still to be determined.
The presentation slides, provided by Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), reflect the project’s somewhat tortured history. Since the project was first introduced in Spring 2010, the lead developers have changed from Daley-connected Magellan Development to Silver Lake Development Group and now retail veterans Barrett & Porto and The Taxman Company.
The project originally promised a condo tower, then cut the tower. Last September’s plans had much more limited residential development. Thursday’s presentation shows no residential plans.
From a Lawrence Ave. perspective, the proposed development, fronted by a Mariano’s Fresh Market, looks very different from the plans released just two months ago.
The developers promise a Spring 2013 opening for the retail space in their presentation.