The August issue of New Homes Magazine explains how JFJ Development Co. managed to build tall at Superior 110, a 27-story high-rise in River North:
Prospective homebuyers shopping the market in River North have plenty of high-end options, but not many of them have the kinds of sweeping views buyers tend to want downtown. The neighborhood’s stock of older loft buildings is mostly mid-rise, and on many blocks, zoning has capped new buildings around 14 stories. Superior 110, a glass-and-steel tower by JFJ Development Co. underway at the northwest corner of Superior and Clark streets, is an exception, clocking in at 27 stories.
The mechanics of Chicago’s zoning ordinance allowed JFJ to build tall on the former site of a police station.