WEST LOOP — Residents have long called for developers to add more parking to office and apartment buildings across the West Loop. Now, a new proposal looks to address some of the parking shortages created by the neighborhood’s boom.
Plumbers Local 130 union wants to build a six-story office building and a seven-story parking lot on a site it owns at 1341 W. Randolph St., according to a zoning application.
The new construction would sit alongside the union’s two-story auditorium and training center. The seven-story parking garage would include 502 parking spaces, 14,726 square feet of commercial space and an outdoor patio, according to paperwork filed with the city.
The proposed office building would have 205,000 square feet. The site at Randolph and Ada streets currently houses a surface parking lot for 249 cars.
The plan will need to get approval from Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and neighborhood organizations before moving forward. Burnett could not be reached for comment.
Carla Agostinelli, executive director of the West Loop Community Organization, said the group had yet to review the plan.
Plumbers Local 130 could not be reached for comment on the proposed plans.
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