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Bally’s Casino to Relocate Planned Hotel Due to Water Pipe Issue

Bally’s Chicago is in need of a new location for a planned 400-room hotel tower at its permanent casino site after officials discovered construction could damage water pipes. The tower needs to be relocated and revised design plans could include a shorter building, reported the Chicago Tribune.

“Due to unforeseen infrastructure issues, an alternate plan has been submitted to the city to move the hotel tower on the site and to stay on schedule for 2026,” a Bally’s spokesperson said. The company originally planned for a 505,000-square-foot hotel tower on the north end of the site of the $1.7 billion casino.

Now, city officials are reviewing a revised plan submitted to the Department of Buildings that instead calls for the 100-room hotel to be built in a 74-foot tall building near the south end of the site. Bally’s has a temporary casino that is operating out of the Medinah Temple building in River North.

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