Permit Issued for Two of 12 Single Family Units in Lake View

Elevations of new houses along School Street by Laszlo Simovic Architects LLCElevations of new houses along School Street by Laszlo Simovic Architects LLC

Permits have been issued for two adjacent single-family homes, part of a larger 12-home development by Lexington Homes. These two new Lake View residences, located at 1225 and 1227 W School Street, will each stand three stories and will be designed by Laszlo Simovic Architects, LLC. As noted in permit descriptions, features for these houses will include basements, five-foot high fences, and two-car frame garages with rooftop decks.

Site plan by Laszlo Simovic Architects LLC

Site plan by Laszlo Simovic Architects LLC

The master plan for the block will entail nine lots along School Street and Melrose Street. Each of the homes in the overall development will span between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet. Prices are expected to begin at $2 million.

The site is serviced is by bus Route 77 located at the intersection of Belmont & Racine, a four-minute walk walk southeast. The closest CTA Brown line stop is Southport Station, a seven-minute walk northwest.

Chicago Pro Builders is the general contractor behind the construction of both projects. 1225 W School Street is expected to cost just over $777,000, while 1227 W School Street is expected to cost $687,000. A previous update on Alderman Lawson’s website mentioned that work would begin and complete by early 2024. However, it appears that this timeline has been pushed back by at least a year.

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6 Comments on "Permit Issued for Two of 12 Single Family Units in Lake View"

  1. Roscoe Village Rick | October 10, 2023 at 8:11 am | Reply

    Im glad this is finally moving forward. These are looking to be very nice and will really complement the area.

    A bit exclusive being SFH vs two/three flats. But a city needs a mix and it’s replacing an old industrial lot. So I’ll start the comments upbeat

  2. Dang didn’t realize this was happening. A piece of land this big really should have been used for more dense housing. Could have had at least 100 somewhat more affordable units on this site. Instead we get 12 units starting at 2 mil

    • Completely agree. The city is currently in the middle of a $2+ billion project to improve transit capacity in this area. They really should be encouraging more density in these high-demand, amenity-rich neighborhoods.

  3. Finest design of the 1980’s. Very retro in every way.

  4. Lakeview Schmakeview | October 10, 2023 at 2:23 pm | Reply

    We love the neo-trad stuff that Lakeview built in the early 2000s.

    Oh, it’s 2023 you say?

  5. Still think it would be better if it was two or 3 flats. More families, denser area because lakeview is already very dense, and it seems like a missed money grab for developers…

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