The Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago will launch the Committee on Design as a part of the planning and review process for developments in Chicago. This new committee is aimed to establish a platform for standardized, elevated design while expediting the Department of Planning and Development review process.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story, multi-unit residential building located at 1942 N Oakley Avenue in Bucktown. Tilynn Bontrager is the listed owner for the property, which is currently zoned for RT-4. While it is currently unknown what the owner plans for the site, RT-4 will allow for a two-flat, a townhouse, a low-a density apartment building, or a single family home. The designation also permits a floor area ratio of up to 1.2, in which any new development’s square footage may be up to 20 percent more than the area of the lot itself. The maximum height for residential properties of this type is 38 feet.
Zoning has been approved for a mixed-use development at 3440 N Broadway in Lakeview East. The property is located between W Cornelia Avenue and W Roscoe Street and originally occupied by a parking garage that was recently demolished. Optima’s Optima Lakeview development at 3460 N Broadway is directly adjacent to this project site to the north. Rebel Hospitality is the developer behind the proposal.
Work has reached the second floor of a six-story mixed-use building at 61 W Erie Street in River North. Planned by LG Development Group, the building will house retail space on the ground floor and 28 units above. Seven of these units are studios, while the remaining will be larger live/work layouts.
Permits have been issued for a single-story commercial building located at 4437 W Armitage Avenue in Hermosa. Tom Sdralis is the listed owner, whose is planning both a tavern and liquor store within the same structure. Located at the corner of Armitage & Kenneth, the new development will replace an auto repair shop and an adjacent empty lot. An ordinance was passed by the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards in September 2020 allowing for work to proceed under the C1-1 Neighborhood Commercial District designation.