The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the zoning for a new residential development at 719 N Elizabeth Street in West Town. The interior site is located between W Huron Street and W Chicago Avenue. The Chicago CTA L station, serviced by the Blue Line, is a six-minute walk from the site. The 66 CTA bus route, accessed at the Chicago and Elizabeth stop, is a two-minute walk from the site. JL Development LLC is in charge of the project.
Designed by Hanna Architects, the new building will rise four stories, holding five residential units. The structure will be entirely masonry construction. Five parking spaces will be provided in the back, accessed by the alley.
The developer submitted an application for a variation to reduce the rear setback from the required 30 feet to two feet, the south side setback from 3.84 feet to zero, the north side from 3.84 feet to zero, and a combined side setback from 9.6 feet to zero. This would allow for two proposed 10-foot-tall rolling gates in the rear to provide security for the home and vehicles parked outside. This application was approved and the development can move forward with permitting and construction.
The site is currently vacant and will require no demolition. Permits for the construction have not been filed. An official timeline for the project has not been announced.