Grand Development Ventures LLC has filed a zoning application for a mixed-use building at 1701 W Grand Avenue in West Town. Spanning four stories and 52 feet, the design by Hanna Architects features a red brick exterior paired with dark metal accents and inset balconies.
On the first floor will be 1,650 square feet dedicated to retail. Above this, there will be nine three-bedroom apartments, each with its own balcony. Floor plans will range in size from 1,900 to 2,000 square feet. The rooftop level will offer private decks for the top-floor units and a common rooftop deck area.
Residents will have access to nine total parking spaces occupying two small garages on the ground level. Closest bus service can be found for Route 65 via the adjacent intersection of Grand & Paulina. Route 9 and X9 stops are slightly further via a three-minute walk east to Ashland & Grand. Ashland Station, which provides service for the Pink and Green Lines, is an 11-minute walk southeast.
To proceed with construction, the developer will require a zoning change from C2-1 to B2-3. As noted in a recent article by Urbanize, additional approvals will be needed from Alderman Burnett, the Zoning Committee, and the Municipal Council. The project’s full timeline remains undisclosed.