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06 Jun 2023

Plan Commission Reviews DPI Within The 78

Plan Commission Reviews DPI Within The 78

A courtesy presentation has been given to the Plan Commission on the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at 1519 S Wells Street in The 78. The mega-development sits just west of the South Loop and recently completed the Wells-Wentworth connector, this much needed piece of infrastructure will allow for the project to start constructing buildings. The first of these will be the DPI led by Illinois Capital Development Board and Related Midwest with architecture firms OMA and Jacobs working on its design.

Originally proposed a few years ago with a spherical form and larger programming, it has since been refined down to be more in-line with the funding being provided mostly from the state. The new design was first shown late-last year and has remained relatively the same since then as it now moves towards becoming a reality. However as it progresses it will hold additional community outreach meetings to get more input on the neighbors desires as it will also act as a local hub.



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