DCA Developments received approval from the City Council Tuesday for a 213-foot building with 288 apartments at 1217 W. Washington Blvd. Credit: Melrose Ascension Capital

WEST LOOP — After a development slowdown amid the pandemic last year, the West Loop boom is back on track as another developer looks to bring nearly 300 apartments to the West Loop.

DCA Developments is seeking a zoning change to make way for a 19-story, 207-foot building at 1217 W. Washington Blvd., according to a zoning application filed Tuesday.

The proposed building would include 288 apartments, 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and a rooftop deck, the paperwork shows.

Melrose Ascension Capital, which is involved in the project, detailed the project on its website and said rents would start at $1,650 for studio units.

The high-rise would be sandwiched between buildings at 1201 W. Washington Blvd. and 1229 W. Washington Blvd.

The $95 million project designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners would have 110 parking spaces and five loading berths.

The proposal will need support from Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and West Loop Community groups before being considered by the city’s plan commission and zoning committee.

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