Zoning has been approved for a mixed-use development located at 4640 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. Placed along N Western Avenue, the site is directly adjacent to the CTA Brown Line tracks and the Western CTA L station. The property currently holds a four-story commercial and storage building as well as an adjacent one-story commercial structure. Glascott Associates is the developer behind the proposal.
The site is currently zoned as B3-2, Community Shopping District, with the newly approved zoning rezoning the site to a B3-3, Community Shopping District, designation.
Designed by Hirsch MPG, the development will reuse the existing four-story commercial building and construct a five-story addition on the site of the one-story existing structure. Poised to rise 61 feet, the mixed-use project will hold 23 dwelling units, including one live-work unit, and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Five parking spaces and 22 bike parking spaces will be provided.
The unit breakdown will include four studios, eight one-bedrooms, seven two-bedrooms, and three three-bedroom units. The rooftop will include two small private terraces with a green roof. Two of the rental units will be designated as affordable. The developers have been exploring the idea of installing a mural on the south-facing façade.
With this zoning and Chicago City Council approval, the development can move forward with permitting and construction. An official timeline has not been announced.