Work began a couple weeks ago on BackYard Andersonville, a 23-unit row home development on vacant land at Clark & Lawrence right beside the recently-completed 40-unit sister project called 4846 Clark (h/t: Skyscraper Page's killaviews). Spartan Development, Ranquist Development, and Pappageorge Haymes (as architect and co-developer) are in charge. The PR copy claims "striking architecture" and a "park-like setting"— if, by "park-like" you accept grassy yards and a common plaza. That said, those yards range from 200 to 1,700 square feet— none too shabby. And we don't mean to be negative Nancys, this is a quality and relatively-dense addition to a diverse streetscape.
BackYard Andersonville is, of course, not very much a part of Andersonville even though the nabe tries to exert its magnetism on swaths of Edgewater and Uptown. This address would best be represented as the Sheridan Park section of Uptown— but that's hardly the panache developers and buyers are after. Two weeks in and the latest photo update (via the official Facebook page) is already showing finished foundations. We'll have to take a cruise Uptown in the coming weeks. The project is roughly 40% sold, with homes priced from the $420s.
·BackYard Andersonville [official]
·4846 & 4832 Clark [Facebook]
·Twenty-three new rowhomes slated for Andersonville [YoChicago]