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Apartment Towers With More Than 500 Units And New Brewpub Planned For Former Belly Q Spot In West Loop

The proposal, which will be shown to neighbors Wednesday, includes knocking down the building that once housed Urbanbelly and BellyQ.

Marquette Companies looks to bring more than 500 apartments to the West Loop.
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WEST LOOP — A Naperville-based developer aiming to build 512 apartments across three new buildings on the west end of the West Loop will present plans to neighbors Wednesday. 

Marquette Companies wants to build three buildings that are 21 stories, eight stories and six stories along the 1400 block of West Randolph Street. The developer will show off the plans at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph St.

The 21-story building at 1400 W. Randolph St. would house 252 apartments, according to a zoning application submitted to the city earlier this year. 

It would also include 8,600 square feet of ground-floor retail, a rooftop deck and a 21st floor penthouse. The building, located near the Ashland CTA station, would include 67 parking spaces, according to the zoning application.

The 223-foot-tall tower would replace a one-story building that formerly housed BellyQ and Urbanbelly before the restaurants closed in 2018.

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Marquette Companies aims to bring more than 500 apartments to the West Loop.

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The the six- and- eight-story buildings are planned for 1436-1450 W. Randolph St. across Ogden Avenue, according to a zoning application. Under plans, a two-story office building would be razed and an existing five-story office building would be “preserved and retained as is,” according to paperwork filed with the city.

The eight-story, 103-foot-tall building would house 175 apartments and an outdoor green area on the eighth floor.

The six-story building would house 85 apartments and include 7,200 square feet of retail space, according to the zoning application.

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Marquette Companies looks to bring more than 500 apartments to the West Loop.

Chicago-based architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch has been tapped to design the buildings.

Marquette President Darren Sloniger told Crain’s he plans to make all 85 apartments planned in the six-story building affordable units. 

The developer also plans to bring in Bloomingdale-based 25 West Brewing to open a restaurant on the ground floor of the 21-story tower, according to the report.

The developer is seeking a zoning change.

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