The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development located at 9200 S Burley Avenue in South Chicago. The project was planned by Interfaith Housing Development Corporation and Claretian Associates. The site itself sits at the southwest corner of E 92nd Street and S Burley Avenue. The property is comprised of a vacant lot and two disheveled buildings, both of which will soon be demolished.
Landon Bone Baker Architects is serving as the architect on the project which is planned to produce a five-story mixed-use building. The development will offer 81 affordable housing units and will be split up into 15 total studios, 11 one-bedrooms, 21 two-bedrooms, 25 three-bedrooms, and nine four-bedroom apartments. Seventeen of the units will be targeted at 30 percent AMI, 48 will be priced at 50 percent AMI, and the remaining 16 will be marketed at 60 percent AMI.
The building will rise 80 feet and will reflect the L-shaped of the site and the property line with a subtle variation in setbacks. The facade will primarily be clad with brick and fiber cement panel accents for depth.
Retail space is planned for the ground floor. The 6,500-square-foot commercial space could potentially hold a grocery store fronting E 92nd Street. There will be residential units occupying the south wing of the ground floor, and the residential entry will be marked by a small canopy and a large mural on the facade. The southernmost end of the site will feature a parking lot with 44 spaces, a communal patio, a playground, and a multi-sport court located behind the building. There will be 54 bike parking spaces incorporated throughout the property site.
To meet sustainability requirements developers will pursue the Enterprise Green Communities Standard and will implement working landscapes, plant trees, reduce indoor water use, and provide electric vehicle charging readiness. They will also install a CTA digital display that is in proximity to transit.
The developers are seeking to rezone the site to a B2-3 before instituting a Planned Development. With Plan Commission approval, the project will require approvals from the Zoning Committee and the full Chicago City Council. A timeline for construction is currently unknown.