The Chicago City Council 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.
Landon Bone Baker Architects is serving as the architect on the project which is planned to produce the 80-foot-tall, 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.
As previously reported, 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 in proximity to transit.
The site has been rezoned from B2-2 to B2-3 after receiving approval from the Committee on Zoning. With full City Council approval, the project is expected to move ahead and work toward funding the project. As soon as this is accomplished construction can begin. There is still no update on a presumed timeline for the project.