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Developers Cut Apartments From Union West Project In West Loop [RENDERINGS]

By Stephanie Lulay | March 14, 2017 10:08am | Updated on March 15, 2017 6:12pm
 Union West developers now plan to build 358 apartments in two 15-story towers at Washington and Sangamon in the West Loop.
Union West developers now plan to build 358 apartments in two 15-story towers at Washington and Sangamon in the West Loop.
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WEST LOOP — After neighbors complained that a planned West Loop apartment complex was too tall, Union West developers are pitching new plans with fewer apartments. 

Developers ZOM Mid-Atlantic & Verde Communities now plan to build 358 apartments in two 15-story towers at 935 W. Washington Blvd., according to the West Loop Community Organization. New plans also call for a one-story building facing Madison Street. 

The developers revealed the new plans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 733 W. Madison St. in Greektown. 

Developers told DNAinfo that they plan to contribute $75,000 to Friends of Skinner West to help build a STEM lab at the school. If approved, a portion of the developer's contribution to the city's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund could also be used to fund school programs. 

Developers previously planned to build a 405-unit apartment project in three interconnected buildings — 17 stories, 15 stories and eight stories. But at a meeting in December, neighbors and leaders of three influential West Loop groups voiced concerns about Union West's proposed height. 

Under new plans, the development would feature 259 parking spots and 13,700 square feet of retail space. 

Under previous plans, the developer aimed to build 232 parking spots and 8,000 square feet of retail space. 

Union West developers now plan to build 358 apartments at Washington and Sangamon. [bKL Architecture]

Before pitching 405 units in December, developers aimed to build 442 apartments at the site. 

The site at Washington and Sangamon now houses a one-story building this is part of Haymarket addiction recovery center's campus and a parking lot on Madison Street. The site is in Ald. Danny Solis' 25th Ward.

If approved, the Union West plan would not impact or displace existing operations at Haymarket Center's larger McDermott Center building, located across the street from the proposed development site at 932 W. Washington Blvd. 

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