Plans have been revealed for a new residential development at 5400 N Ashland Avenue in Andersonville. Located on the northwest corner with W Balmoral Avenue, the proposal will replace a one-story house just one block west of the Clark Street corridor. The project is being led by local real estate investor Josh Bradley, with Compass Architecture LLC working on its design.
Rising five stories and 57 feet in height, the rectangular building’s first floor will span across the whole site with a nine-vehicle parking garage located in the rear. Along with nine bike parking spaces, there will also be two residences occupying a slightly sunken lower level and raised first floor as well. Future residents will also have access to a large shared rooftop deck with views on all sides.
The structure will contain a total of 18 residential units made up of 16 two-bedrooms and two three-bedroom layouts ranging from 908 to 1,800 square feet. Of these four will be considered affordable, with all apartments having access to at least one small private outdoor space. The building will be clad in a mix of two-toned white brick veneer towards the base, and an orange tone corten steel siding on the upper floors.
Future residents will have direct bus access to CTA Route 50, and be within walking distance of Routes 22 and 92. The closest train station will be the CTA Red Line Berwyn station roughly a 17-minute walk. The developer will now need to gain approval from the city for its proposed rezoning of the site, with a community meeting scheduled to occur later this month. No groundbreaking date has been announced.