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Proposed West Loop condo project seeks city permission to double its size

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If approved, the building at 19 N. May Street would grow from 110 feet to roughly 240 feet tall

The proposed site of the 18-story development at 19 N. May Street. It’s nine-story sibling development, The Hayden, can be seen in the background.
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A condominium development near McDonald’s West Loop global headquarters is going back before the city with hopes of supersizing its plan. Originally designed as an identical twin to the nine-story, 28-unit Hayden West Loop condo building, the new plan for 19 N. May Street would instead rise 18 stories and contain 73 residences, according to a recent zoning application.

As with its recently topped-off sibling at 1109 W. Washington Boulevard, the revised May Street proposal comes from Sulo Development. The project’s architect, however, has changed from Booth Hansen to Lamar Johnson Collaborative, based on paperwork filed with the city on Wednesday.

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Elevation drawings of the updated design show a green roof, garage access for 84 cars off the alleyway, and townhome style residences fronting May Street. The new proposal will require city approval in the form of an amendment to the site’s existing Planned Development zoning.

If realized, 19 N. May Street would join a number of new developments rising along Washington Boulevard. In addition to the Hayden and the aforementioned McDonald’s HQ, other notable projects include a 16-story extended-stay Hyatt hotel, twin 15-story apartment towers known collectively as Union West, and a newly completed 10-story condo development at 900 W. Washington.