Updated details have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 4537 N Clark Street in Uptown. Located near the corner with W Wilson Street, the project replaces two one-story and one two-story retail buildings which were demolished last summer in preparation for construction. Developer Longford Design + Construction is also the architect behind the building, which has been a point of contention for the neighborhood since 2017.
Originally proposed as a taller, 24-unit condo building clad in masonry and metal panels, community concerns caused the building to be re-designed multiple times while also going through a change of ownership. Due to this, the developer decided to proceed with a new design that fits within the already approved zoning of the site, meaning it will not be required to get approval from local neighborhood groups.
The updated design will rise four stories with 14 for-sale condos made up entirely of three-bedroom layouts. The first floor will also hold two commercial spaces separated by the residential lobby, joining them will be 15 vehicle parking spaces accessed from the rear of the building. Residents will have access to private balconies facing N Clark Street along with a large rooftop deck, all wrapped in a gray masonry facade with stone detailing around the windows.
The building falls directly in the new study area of the Clark Street Retail Corridor led by the city to define the future of the zone in terms of development. Although a formal construction timeline hasn’t been defined, the developer aims to break ground soon with building permits already being applied for but not yet approved.