Demolition Permits Issued for 1942 N Oakley Avenue in Bucktown

1942 N Oakley Avenue1942 N Oakley Avenue, via Google Maps

Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story, multi-unit residential building located at 1942 N Oakley Avenue in Bucktown. Tilynn Bontrager is the listed owner for the property, which is currently zoned for RT-4. While it is currently unknown what the owner plans for the site, RT-4 will allow for a two-flat, a townhouse, a low-a density apartment building, or a single family home. The designation also permits a floor area ratio of up to 1.2, in which any new development’s square footage may be up to 20 percent more than the area of the lot itself. The maximum height for residential properties of this type is 38 feet.

1942 N Oakley Avenue

1942 N Oakley Avenue, via Google Maps

Various bus routes are located near the lot, with east and westbound stops for Route 73 located at the adjacent intersection of Armitage & Oakley. Routes 49 and 56 are also in the vicinity, with stops available at the conversion of Armitage, Milwaukee & Western within a five-minute walk west. Lastly, stops for Route 50 lie an eight-minute walk east at the intersection of Damen & Armitage. Any future development will also have close access to CTA L transit, with the Blue Line at Western station accessible via a five-minute walk southwest.

Several different park spaces can also be found nearby, the closest of which is the Ehrler Park with a playground via a three-minute walk southeast. Slightly further southeast are also Park No. 567, with a ramp onto the elevated 606 trail that runs east and west.

Viewpoint Services is the wrecking contractor for the property. No other permits have been issued or filed, and a timetable for any replacement development is not yet known.

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