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Blighted Stretch of Polish Triangle to Get Residences & Retail

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There's no question Wicker Park's Polish Triangle — sewn in by Ashland and Milwaukee avenues to the west and northeast and Division Street to the south — is in a state of flux. With a sparkly new apartment tower at 1611 W. Division, a recently anointed official name and an Ashland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in talks, it's no surprise developers are trying to get in on the action. Cue the blighted stretch of buildings between 1237-1253 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 1230-1240 N. Ashland Ave., currently housing a Bank of America, Foot Locker and a few empty storefronts. LG Development Group has filed a zoning application indicating its hopes of building a 7-story, parking-free residential and commercial building with 60 residential units and 12,868 square feet of retail space. The project, designed by Chicago-based Jonathan Splitt Architects, appears that it is likely to be high on glass and metal and have a sizable green roof.

— Megan Graham

·LG seeks permission for Wicker Park residential project [Crain's]
·Previous Polish Triangle coverage [Curbed Chicago]