WEST LOOP — An architect wants to develop 81 loft apartments near the Morgan 'L' station in the West Loop.
Architect Patrick FitzGerald plans to develop a 10-story building at 922 W. Lake St. just west of the existing Lake Street Lofts building in the West Loop. Residents are invited to weigh in on the plan at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St.
The proposed site, currently zoned C1-1 and C1-2, now houses a parking lot. The property's owner seeks to change the zoning to C1-5.
If approved, the developer plans to build 81 units, 65 parking spaces and about 2,415 square feet of commercial space at the site, according to zoning documents. The loft apartments would be a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units.
The 922 W. Lake St. property is owned by Lake Street Lofts LLC, an LLC managed by FitzGerald, according to state records. FitzGerald and his family own the parking lot, according to city zoning documents.
Lake Street Lofts, a historic six-story building built in 1886, was converted into 89 apartments about 15 years ago.
FitzGerald Associates Architects leases office space in the Lake Street Lofts building.
Tuesday night's meeting is hosted by Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th Ward) and the West Loop Community Organization.
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