Demolition permits were issued this past week for three-story masonry residence and a detached frame garage, located at 2820 N Rockwell Street in the Avondale neighborhood. The owner is listed under 2820 N Rockwell LLC, whose plans have not been revealed. The property’s zoning designation of RT-4 permits two-flats, townhomes, low-density apartment buildings, and single-family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.2, in which any new construction may have up to 1.2 times the square footage of the containing lot. It is not clear whether the owner will seek a zoning change.
Any future residents will find east and westbound bus stops for Route 76, located just one block south at the intersection of Diversey & Rockwell. Additional bus service within a 10-minute walk includes Routes 9 and X9 to the east and Route 94 to the west. For the CTA L, the Blue Line at Logan Square is available via a 20-minute walk southwest.
As far as nearest park space, Algonquin Park contains a playground and is located via a six-minute walk northwest. Also nearby are various retail options lining the three-way intersection of N Wester Avenue, N Elston Avenue, and W Diversey Avenue.
Evergreen Solution USA is the demolition contractor for the multi-unit structure. No construction permits have been filed or issued, and a timeline for a replacement has not yet been indicated.