Work has topped out on the remaining section of 957 W Grace Street, aka The Grace, a now partially-opened apartment building in Lake View.
Planned by MCZ Development, the four-story project will yield a total of 50 units, four of which will be affordable. While the proposal originally intended to contain 40 units, updated permits show that an additional 10 were approved to be added as a south wing. This wing is part of a separate lot approved for integration in 2019 by the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks, and Building standards. Both of these parcels were previously occupied by a single-story masonry building that was demolished in 2019.
Units will range in size from studios to three-bedroom duplexes, a portion of which will include hanging balconies along the rear side. Additional building features will include a rooftop deck and penthouse enclosure, 30 bike stalls, and a total of 23 on-site parking spaces.
2RZ Architecture is behind the design, which includes a light masonry as the primary material and a secondary dark metal cladding along the base and parts of the upper walls. Spacious windows line the exterior on all sides, though parts of the massing have been set back to allow for additional light.
Bus transit includes stops for Route 151, located a three-minute walk north to the intersection of Sheffield & Sheridan/Byron. Other buses nearby include stops for Routes X9 and 80 to the north, Routes 135 and 148 to the northeast, Routes 8 and 36 to the east, 152 to the south, and 22 to the west. Those wishing to board CTA L Red Line trains will find Sheridan station via a four-minute walk north.
As far as points of interest, residents will also find the commercial hub of Wrigleyville and Wrigley Field within a five-minute walk southwest. Meanwhile, the Lake Shore resides within a 15-minute walk east.
DOM Properties Investment is the general contractor behind the roughly $7 million project. The original 40 apartments now open and only the final wing remains, with occupancy expected later this year.
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A little plain, but a step in the right direction. I like the nod to the courtyard buildings of the early 1900s.