WEST LOOP — A developer’s latest proposal for a site near Mary Bartelme Park in the West Loop is shorter and less dense, but neighbors believe the plan may put them in danger.
Leo Cox, a retired battalion chief who served 34 years with the Chicago Fire Department, said the new building’s design would prevent a ladder truck from easily reaching Monroe Manor balconies.
“We will get to you eventually, it will just make it a lot more difficult.” Cox said.
More than 200 residents attended Monday night’s community meeting at Merit School of Music as Wicker Park-based LG Development pitched their latest plan for 111 S. Peoria St. — a nine-story plus penthouse building that would see 95 condominium units available for purchase developed on site. The site now houses a parking lot.
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