Oh, I think I'm going to get the Acer Predator XB241H! I found an unboxing video of it on YouTube so I decided to ask the guy how tall the stand is from the base to the top, and he said 17 1/8" tall fully-assembled. I think that means this monitor will be mine next month!
Man. I wish I had a time machine.
Also I have used the AOC G2460PG and it was a great monitor for the price. PCMonitors website lists the height w/ stand as 15.55 inches which should work out for you. (I don't know how this is 15.5 inches yet Acer is 21 inches)
This damn hutch, haha. I know you need it, but your options are INSANELY limited given your budget and hutch dimensions. The Dell 27" S2716DG is $499 at Microcenter right now (you live 15 miles from one) and personally I think it is worth the splurge. I feel your pain on space constraints, good luck.