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The "Tower of Jewel" has had a render since the fall, and now it has a developer. Crain's is reporting that Jewel-Osco has selected Fifield Cos. to build a roughly 40-story rental tower on supermarket land at Clark and Division. Apparently the contest was down to Fifield and Magellan. The mixed-use development will introduce hundreds of new rental units to the burgeoning apartment construction scene, along with a new larger Jewel. This should help enliven an intersection suffering from vacant storefronts and a dysfunctional streetscape. That being said, a 40-story plan may awaken opposition from Ald. Brendan Reilly and neighborhood groups, who have expressed concerns about traffic congestion in the past. That's why there's a train stop, guys. Whether Fifield sticks with the modern design of Brininstool Kerwin and Lynch remains to be seen. [Crain's, previously]