City Council Approves Mixed-Use Development at 2820 N Elston Avenue in Avondale

2820 N Elston Avenue by Jonathan Splitt

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of 2820 N Elston Avenue in Avondale. The site is located at the intersection of W Diversey Avenue, N Elston Avenue, and N Western Avenue. The existing property is a one-story masonry building. The developer for this build is Reinventive Real Estate, and the proposal states that the future build will replace the current building.

2820 N Elston Avenue by Jonathan Splitt Architects

Jonathan Splitt Architects designed the new project which will rise five stories. This mixed-use development will comprise of retail space on the ground floor which will span 4,100 square feet and remaining floors will house 40 residential units. There will be a mix of one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus a den, two-bedrooms, and three-bedroom apartments.

The building will have a roof deck, 27 indoor parking spots, a parking pad for 13 vehicles, as well as bicycle parking. The developers have agreed to a 25 percent affordable housing rate on site as part of the rezoning process. This means that a total of 10 units will be offered at affordable rates. Four of the units will be offered at or below 50 percent AMI, another four will be offered at or below 60 percent AMI, and the remaining two units will be offered at or below 100 percent AMI.

2820 N Elston Avenue by Jonathan Splitt Architects

With City Council approval, the site zoning has officially been converted from C1-2 to C1-3. Once demolition of the existing structure is completed construction is expected to begin. Reinventive has indicated that they are planning for a summer 2022 commencement. No permits have yet been filed.

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3 Comments on "City Council Approves Mixed-Use Development at 2820 N Elston Avenue in Avondale"

  1. Next to what is, in my view, the ugliest major intersection on the North Side. This doesn’t do anything to change that, but at least it’s not another parking lot

    • Western Ave is full of bad ones, but I’d say just north of this at Belmont and Western is still the ugliest… though it has improved and this will be an improvement in my opinion as well.

  2. western and Belmont | June 7, 2022 at 2:07 pm | Reply

    The Alderman and local Chambers of Practice such as for Roscoe are the issue. They spend tons of money on studies yet they don’t proactively upgrade to mix use. As such developers such as awful GW and Med America Reality keep building dated strip malls. There is no demand so the ones they build sit vacant. Hoping Alderman Martin can get Belmont and Western developed to mixed use. They just put a Gas station there, yikes but still lots of empty land

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