Rezoning for a new mixed-use project has been approved by the Committee on Zoning at 5416 W Belmont Avenue in Belmont Cragin. The project involves the gutting and remodeling of an existing retail building and adding a new two-story residential addition above. The site is bound by a public alley to the north, a parking lot to the east and a one-story car wash to the east. The expanded design is being completed by local architecture firm IR Design Firm.
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) confirms plans to finish building nearly 100 miles of new and improved bike lanes over the next year throughout the City of Chicago. In a collaboration with the Chicago Community Cycling Network, the city will continue to work with locals to identify gaps in the current bike network system as the number of bikers increase every year.
The Chicago Fire Football Club has proposed to construct a performance center at 5501 W Fullerton Avenue in Belmont Cragin. Located on the grounds of Hanson Park, the site is bound by W Fullerton Avenue, W Grand Avenue, N Long Avenue, and N Central Avenue. The community garden and adjacent schools will remain.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry building located at 2836 N Cicero Avenue in Belmont Cragin. The mixed-use structure resides on a larger mostly vacant plot, which was brokered previously by WNR Realty Group.
Full construction permits have been issued for a two-story residential building planned for 4853 W Nelson Street in Belmont Cragin. Owned by John Hanches, the project will comprise of two total units, a three-car concrete parking pad, and a finished basement that will house a second floor for the bottom unit. The new construction will replace a currently vacant grass lot.