A seven story, mixed-used development, anchored by an Aldi grocery store is looking to replace the current one story Aldi store on Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown. The proposed 128 apartment unit combo from Centrum Partners would go up at the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Leavitt, just adjacent to the upcoming Bloomingdale Trail/606. The 171,426 square foot Hirsch Associates designed building plan includes a first floor anchored by the German-based discount supermarket chain with additional retail space. Residential offerings will include studio, one and two bedroom apartments, and a parking garage, DNAinfo reports.
While transit-oriented developments (TODs) and apartment projects along Milwaukee Avenue and the 606 Trail area are hot right now, the project would need to first win the support of residents and the alderman before moving forward. This plan follows Centrum's previously proposed seven story mixed-user near the Division Blue Line, which has sparked worries from the surrounding community. However, other large developments along Milwaukee Avenue are poised to move forward.
— Jason Prechtel
·Aldi of Future Along Bloomingdale Trail? Developer Pitches 7-Story Complex [DNAinfo]
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