Curbed Chicago is reporting that the former home of Ebony and Jet magazines at 820 S. Michigan may be converted into a 150-unit residential building.
The building was bought by Columbia College in 2010, and the school began renovating the structure with the intention of using it. However, in June Columbia changed course and announced plans to sell the building.
“After going before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks earlier this year to be considered for protected landmark status, Michigan Avenue’s Johnson Publishing Building has returned with a new plan that would see the 1971 office tower turn residential. This week, the Commission’s Permit Review Committee discussed an adaptive reuse proposal that would see the 11-story concrete structure across from Grant Park converted to 150 residences.”
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