At its nearly three hour meeting, the Council’s Zoning Committee approved several large scale office and residential projects for the city’s burgeoning Fulton Market District, a new 12-story condo for River North, a new community center and elderly home for Chinatown, a 34 townhouse development for Pilsen, and two new performing art spaces in Wicker Park and Rogers Park. A majority of the large scale items, most of which are listed on the Deferred Agenda, had received preliminary approval from the city’s Plan Commission last week or in December. Meanwhile, Ald. Brian Hopkin’s (2) city-wide ordinance to allow for rooftop features to exceed maximum building heights was deferred.

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