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Sterling Bay’s West Loop Office Tower Push Continues With Two New Building Proposals

The prominent developer aims to build an 18-story tower at 1000 W. Carroll Ave. and an 11-story building at 345 N. Morgan St.

Sterling Bay aims to build an 18-story tower at 1000 W. Carroll Ave. on the Pioneer meat wholesaler site.
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FULTON MARKET — Sterling Bay is set to unveil its plan to bring two more office buildings to the West Loop. 

Sterling Bay will pitch their plan for the buildings during a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the West Loop Public Library, 122 N. Aberdeen St.

In March, the prominent developer behind West Loop-based Google Chicago offices and McDonald’s, as well as the controversial Lincoln Yards project, submitted a zoning application to build an 18-story tower at 1000 W. Carroll Ave. and an 11-story building at 345 N. Morgan St.

If approved, these will be the fourth and fifth office towers in the West Loop from Sterling Bay in under two years.

The developer is currently working on three office towers north of the proposed Thor Equities tower — a 20-story building at 330 N. Green St., a 19-story building at the old Coyne College parking lot, 333 N. Green St., and a 21-story building at 360 N. Green St.

The Carroll Avenue property currently houses meat wholesaler Pioneer. The Morgan property is a one-story building owned by Sterling Bay.

The proposed 288-foot, 18-story office tower 0n Carroll, just north of the Google headquarters, would add 536,251 square feet of space.

The 11-story, or 178-foot tower on Morgan, just north of the Ace Hotel, would add an additional 212,358 square feet, a 430-page zoning filing shows.

Sterling Bay also wants to add 211 parking spaces across from the towers, according to zoning paperwork filed with the city. Last year, Sterling Bay pitched a seven-story, 132-foot parking garage and movie theater for 345 N. Morgan Street property, according to Curbed.

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Just blocks a few blocks east, at 333 N. Green St., the developer is currently constructing a 19-story office building at the old Coyne College site.

In 2018, the firm proposed a 20-story office tower at 330 and a 21-story building at 360 N. Green St., according to Curbed.

Sterling Bay is seeking a zoning change to build the two office towers from M2-3 Light Industry and Planned Development 1282 to DX-5 Mixed-Use, then to a business Planned Development.

Last fall, Sterling Bay bought the Carrol Avenue lot that currently houses meat wholesaler Pioneer facility for $20 million, Crain’s reported.

The West Loop Community Organization and Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) will co-host the meeting.

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