Community Presentation Regarding 
61-65 E Banks Street
Dear Neighbor,

Join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association for a community meeting regarding a revised development proposal for 61 - 65 E Banks Street, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Banks Street and Inner Lake Shore Drive.

The applicant is seeking a Planned Development designation for this site, which is currently a surface parking lot. The proposal seeks to construct an 8-story, 58-unit structure approximately 115 feet in height and containing a mixture of two and three bedroom units, an underground parking structure that will house up to 68 valet parking spaces for residential use, 58 on-site bicycle parking spaces as well and rooftop amenities.

Unlike a prior proposal for this site, the current proposal calls for the entire parking requirement to be housed on-site, as well as expanded bike parking, a re-imagined green rooftop with screening of the rooftop mechanical equipment and upgraded equipment to mitigate noise disturbances from the HVAC equipment.

My office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion, take notes, and record your feedback.

WHAT: Redevelopment Proposal for 61 -  65 E Banks Street

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and Gold Coast Neighbors Association

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Chicago History Museum, Auditorium, 1601 N Clark Street

I hope you can join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association to engage in a direct dialogue with the development team to gain a better understanding of this proposal and obtain answers to any questions the community may have.

In the meantime, if my office can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at or at (773) 348-9500. In addition, for status updates on the proposal please visit my website at

See you in the neighborhood,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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