The Chicago City Council approved the rezoning for a new residential development at 1545 W Thomas Street in Noble Square. Located just south from the Polish Triangle intersection of N Ashland Avenue, W Division Street, and N Milwaukee Avenue, The new multi-unit building will replace an existing two-story home on the site. Developer EZMB LLC is leading the project with design firm Hanna Architects.
The existing home which dates back to 1892 was sold last month for $682,000 and will be demolished to make way for the three-unit, four-story including basement project on the 2,990-square-foot lot. The finished product will deliver 4,269 square feet of habitable space divided into two three-bedroom, and one four-bedroom apartment which will take up the basement and ground floors. The remaining two floors will be full-floor units along with a rooftop deck for all to use.
All three of the units will have a small balcony space in the front and the rear connected through the back staircase. The stair leads down to three carport covered parking spaces which are accessed from the alley. The structure itself will be made out of steel with CMU masonry outer walls clad in a smaller face-brick with aluminum.
Future residents will have access to the CTA Blue Line Division stop and CTA bus Routes 9 and 90 via a five-minute walk, as well as CTA Route 56 via a two-minute walk. Many retail and dining destinations fill the area and Eckhart Park is a short ten-minute walk away. No construction schedule was provided for the project, but a demolition permit will need to be issued prior to starting.