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West Loop Developer Plans 9-Story Office Building Next To Randolph Street Lou Malnati’s

The West Loop building boom is showing no signs of slowing down.

Thor Equities plans to build a 9-story commercial building at 1229 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop.
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WEST LOOP — A developer is set to reveal plans for a nine-story commercial building along Randolph Street’s restaurant row at a virtual meeting this week.

Thor Equities will pitch its proposal for 1229 W. Randolph St. at 6 p.m. Thursday. The 120-foot-tall proposal would replace a vacant two-story building east of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, at the southwest corner of Randolph Street and Willard Court.  

The development calls for ground-floor retail space topped by eight levels of offices. The new building will contain no on-site parking spaces, according to a recent zoning application filed with the city. 

Thor Equities will need city approval for its project at 1229 W. Randolph St. The New York-based developer has been especially active in the West Loop and is responsible for the new Mondelēz corporate headquarters at 905 W. Fulton Market and a 19-story office tower nearing completion at 800 W. Fulton Market. 

Members of the public are welcome to weigh in on the proposal at Thursday’s virtual community meeting, which will be hosted by Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and the West Loop Community Organization. A link to the Zoom is available here.

“Participation at these open meetings is crucial,” West Loop Community Organization officials said in a meeting notice. “It is an opportunity for the developer to hear the comments and concerns of the community, and it is a format through which your voices can be heard.” 

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