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Developer Wants To Double West Loop Residential Project Near McDonald’s HQ To 18 Stories

If approved, the 19-27 N. May St. site project would include 73 residential units.

A developer now aims to build an 18-story building at 19-27 N. May St., a project previously approved at nine stories.
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WEST LOOP — A developer is asking to more than double the height of a previously approved residential building in the West Loop, according to a new zoning application filed with the city. 

Under the proposed changes, Sulo Development now wants to build an 18-story, 240-foot building at 19-27 N. May St. near McDonald’s corporate headquarters. The project was previously approved at nine stories. 

If new plans are approved, the development would have 73 residential units and 78 parking spaces, according to the zoning application. The building was previously proposed to have 28 condo units. 

The property is currently vacant and under construction, developers said in a filing with the city. 

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Developers now want to build a 19-story building at 19 N. May St.

The property is part of a planned development project approved last year as a pair of nine-story, 109-unit condo buildings at 19-27 N. May St. and 1115 W. Washington Blvd. The North May tower was originally planned to mirror the 1115 W. Washington Blvd. building, called the Hayden West Loop, below.

The Hayden condos start at $1.8 million and there is one unit left, according to the building’s website. 

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The development was originally approved as two-nine story condos at at 1115 W. Washington Blvd. and 19 N. May Street.

The new zoning application aims to amend that plan. 

Under previous plans, the condo projects would house a total of 56 units — 28 in each building and would be replacing office spaces that were once part of Oprah’s Harpo Studio production campus, DNAinfo previously reported. 

Developers did not return calls or emails about the project Thursday or Friday morning. 

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The public zoning notice at the site.

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