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Update: Out Chicago Hotel still "in the works"
2014-01-02

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There has been little news recently on the Out Chicago hotel project, proposed in 2013 for Halsted Street, but the developer said Jan. 2 that the Lakeview project is still on the table for now.

When reached for comment on the project's status, Ian Reisner of NYC-based Parkview Developers said he was traveling but that the project was "still in the works."

The plans for the $30 million hotel, modeled after the successful Out NYC in New York City, were unveiled in April 2013 by Reisner and architects Koo and Associates. Initially, plans called for a 100-112-room facility featuring a spa, gym, conference/meeting spaces, restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge, and an enclosed courtyard.

But community response to the original concepts sent the principals back to the drawing board, reducing the number of floors and softening the lines of the original design. In September, Ald. Tom Tunney said that the concept was not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood, dnainfo.com reported.


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