New Permits Issued for 2700 W Montrose Avenue in Albany Park

Street view of existing structure at 2700 W Montrose Avenue

Permits were issued on Monday for the construction of a new four-story residential building located at 2700 W Montrose Avenue in Albany Park. The owner is listed as Carheen Construction and plans indicate that there will be a total of six dwelling units. Michael S Cox is listed as the architect of record. This will be a masonry building with a detached three-vehicle garage with a rooftop deck. No drawings or renderings have been made public.

Bus service for CTA Route 78 can be found at the Montrose & California stop opposite the property site. The site also fronts Horner (Henry) Park allowing future residents access to ample green space. The nearest CTA L Brown Line can be boarded at the Francisco station via a nine-minute walk northwest. There are grocery stores, restaurants, and other shopping options along W Montrose Avenue.

Greater Services Inc will also act as the general contractor for the $1 million construction. A full timeline and an anticipated completion date have not yet been revealed.

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6 Comments on "New Permits Issued for 2700 W Montrose Avenue in Albany Park"

  1. Good infill. Existing building looks ridiculous.

  2. hey Michael Cox: Can you design an infill building that matches the architecture of the buildings to the sides, and speaks to Chicago – and not a Kabul Box with no adornment and storefront windows? That would be amazing.

    • Dude you really should lay off the “Kabul” language. The architectural design you dislike is being done by Americans in America. Criticize it all you want, but at least take the three seconds to express what you actually don’t like instead of using shorthand that arbitrarily disparages a city halfway around the world. It’s just strange…

      • Andrew. Apologies for offending you and anyone else with using Kabul as a reference for a box like building without embellishment and charm. It was only meant as a shorthand for a simple structure built for utility and defense. Chicago has a history of architecturally embellished buildings that make references to classicism (buildings with bases, middles and tops), window styles, wall treatments, scale and we have, here, in America, the luxury of money and time to workout designs so they both ennoble the inhabitants and create a cityscape and urbanity worth having. No disrespect meant to fine and historical architectural traditions of any other country. Many of the new buildings inserted into Chicago’s landscape are charmless bunker-like blocks.

      • Agreed.

        • so Andrew, did your comment get addressed? Michael Cox seems to have all of these infill projects but he has no presence (nothing to google, no buildings of his design show up….no website. How scared should we be?) No another fine building on Aldine is giving way to one his hand?

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