WEST LOOP — Related Midwest wants to build an 18-story office tower next door to their massive skyscraper development planned in the West Loop.
Aiming to amend its previously approved project, the developer now wants to build a 250-foot, 18-story office tower at 724 W. Washington Blvd. where a Bank of America location sits now, according to a zoning application filed with the city this month. While still 615 feet tall, the Equinox hotel/condo tower is now planned at 58 stories instead of 52 stories.
The 58-story Equinox hotel would include 240 hotel rooms, 370 residential units, a 30,000-square-foot club, restaurant, a fifth-floor amenity deck and 50 parking spaces, according to the application.
City Council approved Related Midwest’s plan for the Equinox skyscraper with 370 condos and a 165-room hotel skyscraper last summer. The approval would have made it the tallest building west of the Kennedy Expy., according to Curbed.
Related Midwest declined to comment on their new plans.
In August, Related Midwest purchased the property along Washington Boulevard between Halsted and the Kennedy Expy for $20 million, according to Crain’s.
The developer is also behind a controversial condo high-rise at 900 W. Randolph Street that faced community pushback. As a result, Related Midwest downsized the project from 51 stories to 43 stories, Crain’s reported.
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