07/24/2013 04:59 pm ET

Boystown's OUT Hotel Unanimously Rejected by Lake View Organization


The Belmont Harbor Neighbors board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night not to support the proposed OUT Chicago Urban Resort in Boystown.

New design renderings were released for “straight-friendly” hotel proposed for 3343 N. Halsted St. in June after developer Ian Reisner and architects at Koo and Associates listened to neighbors and drastically altered the project.

Reisner cut off an additional two stories off the estimated 112-room hotel, creating an 8-story building with a setback on the top floor, giving the illusion of 7-stories. In addition, the hotel moved from hovering over Sidetrack to over Wood on the south end, as well as eliminating all balconies.

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