Details Revealed For Mixed-Use Development At 535 E 47th Street In Bronzeville

Rendering of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & DesignRendering of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & Design

Details have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 535 E 47th Street in Bronzeville. Located on the southwest corner with S St Lawrence Avenue just east of the CTA Green Line at 47th station, the proposal will replace an empty lot down the street from the upcoming five-story project from Two Fish Crab Shack at 641 E 47th Street. Developer Bronzeville Corridor LLC is working with local firm SGW Architecture & Design.

Site context plan of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & Design Site plan of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & Design

The site will be replaced by five individual four-story structures averaging roughly 45 feet in height; these will stretch fully from east to west with a large set back in the rear for surface parking lots. The two corner buildings will go up to the sidewalk while the middle three will be set back; those corner spots will also feature three commercial spaces facing 47th Street with large storefront windows on two sides.

Floor plans of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & Design

The first first floors of the middle buildings along with all of the upper levels will hold a total of 30 residential units made up completely of three-bedroom for-sale condos averaging 1,550 square feet of space. All of the residences will also feature a private balcony and access to a parking spot as each building will have six spaces in the rear accessed from the alley, with a covered ADA spot available as well.

Elevations of 535 E 47th Street by SGW Architecture & Design

Fully clad in red and orange masonry with white store trims, the long facade will be broken up by the inset balconies with arched details. Future residents will have access to multiple transit options including the aforementioned CTA train along with bus service for Routes 3, 4, 15, and 47 all within a ten-minute walk. At the moment no construction timelines have been revealed although it will not require any rezoning, however the developer has expressed the desire to build the project in phases as demand rises.

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5 Comments on "Details Revealed For Mixed-Use Development At 535 E 47th Street In Bronzeville"

  1. This is really nice market development for the southside and will keep the momentum going on 47th street! This should be standard minimum development for any empty space along commercial streets. Are the buildings technically separate, and so affordability requirements do not apply?

    • Affordable requirements (ARO) apply in the below circumstances (see municipal code section 2-44-085). The most common reason for being subject to requirements is a “zoning map amendment,” AKA rezone, which is an “entitlement” under (C)(1). Presumably there is no sale of a city-owned lot or city funding involved. By the way, separate buildings would not have gotten the developer out of the requirements if the project fit any of 1–3 below.

      (C) Applicability. The requirements of this section apply whenever the City:
      (1) approves an entitlement for property, and such property is subsequently developed with a residential development; or
      (2) sells real property to any developer and such property or any portion thereof is (a) subsequently developed with a residential development, or (b) incorporated into a residential development site in order to satisfy minimum off-street parking, minimum lot area, setback or other zoning or Municipal Code requirements or standards; or
      (3) provides financial assistance to any developer in connection with the development of a residential development.

  2. When will this building be finished?

  3. Michaela Sanders | February 15, 2024 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Any updates? I would like to be put on the waitlist to for rental information.

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