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New plot: Almost 400 homes planned alongside 'Chicago Fire' and 'Empire' filming studio

New plot: Almost 400 homes planned alongside 'Chicago Fire' and 'Empire' filming studio

Almost 400 homes, offices and restaurants could soon be under construction on the city’s West Side, across the street from where TV shows such as “Chicago Fire” and “Empire” are filmed.

The Habitat Co.’s planned $200 million Ogden Commons development was approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, and the Chicago developer said it hopes to have City Council approval by early 2019.

Although Chicago is years into a development and construction boom in and around downtown, Ogden Commons would be a relatively rare example of a large influx of jobs, housing and amenities in the area southwest of the Illinois Medical District.

The 10-acre site is across the street from...

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