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Developer To Pitch Plan To Double Residential Project Near McDonald’s HQ At West Loop Meeting Next Week

The project at 19-27 N. May St. could double from nine to 18 stories.

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 who wants to more than double the height of a previously approved residential building in the West Loop will present new plans to neighbors at a meeting next week. 

Under 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 developer will present plans to the community at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Catalyst Ranch, located on the third floor at 656 W. Randolph St. 

The project was previously approved at nine stories. 

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According to a zoning application filed with the city last month, the developer now aims to build 73 residential units and 78 parking spaces. The building was previously proposed to have 28 condo units.

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.

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

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The public zoning notice at the site.

The property is part of a planned development project approved in 2017 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.

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 Hayden condos start at $1.8 million.

The West Loop Community Organization and Ald. Danny Solis (25th) will co-host next week’s meeting.

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