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Developer Files Zoning Application for 48-Story West Loop Tower

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We can now officially start keeping an eye on another proposed high-rise at the southeast corner of Halsted and Madison in the West Loop. The Sun-Times reports that developer F&F Realty has filed a zoning application for One South Halsted, a glassy 48-story apartment building that has been on the boards since 2009. If it gets built, it'll be the tallest new tower added to Chicago's skyline in the post-condo bust era. About three weeks ago, plans for the development were presented to Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. and the West Loop Community Organization. Apparently F&F walked away from that meeting with enough confidence to pitch the development to the city. FitzGerald Associates Architects' plan calls for 500 rental apartments, a jumbo 520-car parking structure hugging the corner of Madison and Halsted, and 30,800 square feet of commercial space. Let the permit process begin!
· Developer hopes for high-rise in Greektown [Sun-Times]
· One South Halsted presentation scheduled for Wednesday [YoChicago]