Construction has now broken ground on 4300 W Roosevelt Road, one of the Invest South/West RFP winners. Developed by 548 Development and Related Midwest, the North Lawndale site spans 21 acres and is bounded by Roosevelt Road, and Kostner, Kildare, and Fifth Avenues.
The $68 million project, designed by Ware Malcomb and Lamar Johnson Collaborative, will deliver two 181,760-square-foot, solar-powered industrial warehouses with more than 50 dock spaces. In addition, the project will feature two 5,000-square-foot innovation centers and a public park for community use. The innovation centers will provide opportunities for neighborhood groups to host community meetings and events as well as workforce development programs.
The public park will adjoin the innovation center buildings and is designed to support activities such as markets, food trucks, and pop-up stands. The landscaping plan by Site Design Group aims to reintroduce native biodiversity through replanting historic ground species. The three-acre green space will offer three distinct public spaces, a circuitous fitness path, and over 300 shade trees throughout the site. Furthermore, the project will include a three-megawatt rooftop community solar system that will be supported by a West Side training program and power approximately 500 West Side homes.
Closest bus service is available for Route 12 at the adjacent intersection of Roosevelt & Kildare, while CTA L service can be found at Pulaski Station via an 18-minute walk northeast.
The project is expected to create 250 temporary jobs and 250 permanent jobs in North Lawndale. City support for the project includes $8 million in Tax Increment Financing assistance and the sale of 21 acres of City-owned land for $1 per lot. General contractors Pepper Construction and GMA Construction Group will build the development, with completion expected for fall 2024.