GW Properties Files Zoning Application for 3955 N Kilpatrick avenue in Old Irving Park

Rendering of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

A zoning application has been filed for a mixed-use development at 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue in Old Irving Park. This project, under the development of GW Properties and designed by Pappageorge Haymes, marks a shift from a previous all-retail proposal. Set to occupy large vacant lot formerly used by People’s Gas, the five-building complex would be a significant addition to the recent surge of new units and retail within the Six Corners area. The construction would follow other major projects in the vicinity such as the 206-unit 6 Corners Lofts and the 258-unit senior living development known as Clarendale Six Corners.

Site context map of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue via Google Maps

Site plan of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

At the southern end of the site will be a W-shaped residential building, designed to stand five stories tall and include a parking podium. This building is set to offer 346 residential units, with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts. Of the total unit count, 69 units are designated as affordable housing. The podium will provide parking and also house amenities such as a lobby, coworking space, fitness center, as well as 27 duplex units with private entrances and walkways. The parking garage will accommodate 205 vehicles and 346 bike slots.

Rendering of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

Architecturally, the residential building is set to feature various design elements, including insets, cantilevered balconies, and a mix of materials including brick and multi-colored concrete panels.

First floor of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

Second floor of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

The northern section is dedicated to commercial use, with four single-story retail buildings encompassing a total of 30,400 square feet along Irving Park Road and Kilpatrick Avenue. These buildings, bordered by small plazas and pedestrian paths, are oriented around a central parking lot capable of accommodating 125 vehicles and 30 bikes. Additionally, a connected 27-vehicle surface parking lot, designated for residential visitors, will be located at the southeast corner of the site.

Rendering of 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue by Pappageorge Haymes

Currently, there is no concrete timeline for the commencement of construction, as approvals from the Plan Commission, the Committee on Zoning, and City Council are still pending. However, a recent report from Nadig Newspapers suggests that construction could begin in the upcoming summer.

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8 Comments on "GW Properties Files Zoning Application for 3955 N Kilpatrick avenue in Old Irving Park"

  1. would have loved if the commercial parking lot on the north end was covered with some active use, the same way they did with the residential parking.

  2. Wow, that is an incredible example of what you can do with a wasteful parking lot space.

  3. Why not a 35 story high rise instead with 346 units and underground parking ? Much wiser use of land .
    Allows for much better commercial and retail on the remaining land
    Chicago needs more high rises away from LSD and The Loop .

  4. Good density but the design is lacking… especially the finishes.
    We will can’t figure out how to properly do activated public space… would it have killed them to make a little plaza vs. all the parking?
    Finally, why is GW not taking a hint to build something similar at Belmont and Western vs. the horrible drive thru for Canes Chicken? A building of this size would be way more appropriate.

    • Car brain is real 😆

      Couldn’t agree more. I’m not sure what comes first, much better and expanded transit, or seeing we can do so much more with our land than try and make as much parking as possible.

  5. This area really needs a resurgence of people. Happy to see that eyesore of a vacant lot being put to good use! Hopefully the shuttered restaurants and retail will finally return.

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