Walter Burnett, Jr.

McDonald's 'vendor village' gets city OK despite neighborhood backlash

McDonald's 'vendor village' gets city OK despite neighborhood backlash

Plans for McDonald's "vendor village" — a 12-story West Loop building that will house McDonald's suppliers when the chain moves downtown next year — were approved by the City Council on Wednesday, amid a growing neighborhood backlash against the development.

Neighbors say the $47.2 million tower, planned for 200-210 N. Carpenter St., will dwarf nearby buildings and hurt the character of the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Some also argue that the plan is being fast-tracked to quash their concerns. A neighborhood group, Friends of Fulton Market, mobilized phone calls to the office of Ald. Walter Burnett, 27th, and appeared at a community meeting this week following the...

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