West Loop Condo Building Plan Unsafe in Case of Fire

West Loop Condo Building Plan Unsafe in Case of Fire

West Loop fire hazard111 S. Peoria a fire hazard

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.

The building is simply too big for the Peoria site, said Ken Scales, president of Monroe Manor’s condo board. About 43 residential units and 10 retail spaces are located in the Monroe Manor building.

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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