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Dense, multi-lot West Loop development to make public debut this week

The three-building apartment proposal could reach as high as 19 stories

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This Wednesday, the West Loop Community Organization will join with 25th Ward Alderman Daniel Solis to host a presentation regarding the development of the block bordered by Washington, Sangamon, Morgan, and Madison in Chicago’s West Loop. Currently a pair of parking lots and a single low-rise building, the development calls for three buildings connected by a shared podium. Known as Union West, the multi-lot project is designed by Chicago’s bKL Architecture.

While earlier reports pegged the combined number of dwelling units at 442, a Facebook flyer for the aforementioned meeting appears to indicate that figure has shrunk to 405. It’s unclear if the reduction in density means the 8-, 17-, and 19-story buildings planned by developers ZOM Mid-Atlantic & Verde Communities will have also come down in height prior to their official introduction to the community.

The Union West plan also calls for 8,000 square feet of new retail space, 232 off-street parking stalls, and various landscape improvements to the immediate streetscape. Early renderings of the proposal were obtained by DNAinfo and can be viewed here. Wednesday night’s meeting is scheduled to take place on the second floor of Greektown’s Crowne Plaza Hotel at 733 W. Madison at 6:00 PM.

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