I am writing to invite you to attend a community meeting to review two separate development proposals offered by Loyola University. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m., at St. Ignatius Church, Parish Center, 6559 N. Glenwood.
The first proposal calls for the demolition of the ten-story Damen Hall and the construction in its place of a four-story red-brick building that will be known as Cuneo Hall. The new building will replicate the other Loyola campus buildings and will house academic offices, as well as classrooms. The building will be at least silver LEED certified.
The proposed development requires approval of the Chicago Plan Commission pursuant to the Lakefront Protection Ordinance.
View renderings of the proposed Cuneo Hall.
The second proposal calls for the construction of a four-story, 33,000-square-foot building at 1120-32 W. Loyola. A vacant lot and tennis courts belonging to Loyola University now sit on the site. The building will become the new home of the St. Joseph Seminary and will house seminarians and resident priests with supporting dining spaces, worship and administrative offices. St. Joseph Seminary currently occupies a portion of Campion Hall immediately west of the proposed project site.
The proposed building will be designed in a manner consistent with the more recent projects developed on Loyola’s campus. The building is planned to achieve a LEED certified rating through energy efficient design, incorporation of green roofs, and attention to water conservation and environmentally friendly material use. The project will feature a landscaped garden that will face Loyola Avenue and serve as the entry court for residents and visitors to the seminary. The portion of the building closest to Loyola Avenue will be setback in alignment with the existing Campion Hall south façade.
The proposed development requires incorporation of the property into Loyola’s Planned Development, which must be approved by the Chicago Plan Commission
View renderings and site plans for the proposed new St. Joseph Seminary.
I urge you to attend the meeting to offer your opinions of the proposal. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to reply to this e-mail with your thoughts and suggestions.