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Polarizing Apartment Project at Halsted & Bradley On the Rise

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Once Lakeview NIMBYs loosened the vice on JDL Development's rental housing plan for 3740 N Halsted, the 15-story L-shaped project soon took hold. Ald. James Cappleman's (46th) support in the face of a neighborhood divide no doubt sealed the deal, and tangible work on the 300+ unit development began last November. Curbed had a look over the weekend, and the structure is starting to cast shadows. We'll give it a couple months until top-out. The proposal took on a few different looks, sizes, and orientations in its public vetting and approval process. The glass tower has above-average appeal, but the retail/parking podium is a throwaway. It's not the only rental high-rise in Boystown, so it was likely the unit mix — mostly one-beds — that caught the ire of a vocal segment of the community. JDL is doubtless relieved to have this one iced, as the firm is now embroiled in debate over the Maryville Academy site redevelopment, also designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA).
·Activity Detected at Halsted & Bradley Development Site [Curbed Chicago]
·Local Alderman Throws His Support Behind 3740 North Halsted [Curbed Chicago]