Dual demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry building and a two-story frame coach house in the rear, both located at 1458 N Wieland Street in Old Town. Owned by Ner Holdings LLC and 1458 N Wieland LLC, the cleared residential buildings will allow for construction of a recently approved five-story residential building. This new development, to be addressed as 1500 N Wieland Street, will contain a total of seven units, as well as three on-site parking spots.
Booth Hansen is the architect behind the design, which features a brick facade with ornate windows, balconies, a penthouse enclosure, and a rooftop terrace. As part of the approval, the rear setback was reduced from 30 to 10 feet.
The site lies in the midst of several transportation options. Nearest buses include westbound stops for Routes 9 and 72 at North Ave & Wells and eastbound stops at North Ave & North Park, located a four-minute walk northwest and northeast respectively. Other buses within a 10-minute walk comprise of Routes 22, 36, 151, and 156 to the northeast, Route 70 to the south, and Route 37 to the northwest. Brown and Purple CTA L service is also available at Sedgwick station, a six-minute walk west.
Residents will also find a plethora of dining options along Old Town’s Wells Street, one block east. The southwest corner of Lincoln Park is also within walking distance, a seven-minute walk to the northeast.
Precision Excavation LLC is behind the demolition. Construction for the replacing structure have been filed, but not yet issued. A full completion timeline is not yet known.