Construction permits have been issued for a new mixed-use building located at 1705 S Canal Street in East Pilsen. The four-story structure will feature a 168-car, ground floor parking garage, retail spaces on the second and third floors, a restaurant on the third floor, and a bar on the fourth floor. According to the filing, the development is being spearheaded by New Chinatown Real Estate.
Before the development, the site was used for industrial storage purposes. The replacement is being designed by Vari Architects. Though no renderings could be found, preliminary drawings show a modern glass curtainwall and masonry exterior.
Beyond the on-site parking, the nearest bus service can be found for Routes 8 and 62 via a 10-minute walk west to Halsted & 18th. Next closest bus service is an 11-minute walk east to Clark & 18th, with service for Route 24. Those looking for CTA Red Line service will have access to the Cermak-Chinatown Station, a 14-minute walk southeast.
The total cost of the project is reportedly $23.5 million, with MPI Contracting Inc serving as the genera contractor. An exact completion timeline has not yet been announced.
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That is an odd location for retail, restaurant, and bar. Between Pilsen and Chinatown in an industrial area. Can see why they have so much parking.
Yeah odd indeed, and still a gross number of car parking spaces for such a short building. It is still an improvement over a truck trailer storage lot.
This is great for the area though despite all of the parking spaces. It’s probably not zoned for any sort of residential, which is why these areas end up being car-oriented until the tides change. See: Clybourn Cloridor.