A new mixed user is on the way to southeast corner of Division and Honore, a property that Smithfield Properties has proposed multiple different projects on but has fallen short of receiving public and aldermanic support for. Last July, the city issued the developer a permit to begin work on a four story, 33 unit development, however DNAinfo has confirmed this week that the project will actually deliver 36 apartments, over 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 36 parking spots.
The project will still stand at four stories, but instead of building a design from Antunovich Associates, the new development has been drawn by Berkelhamer Architects. Once previously the focus of a project that would bring a new Trader Joe's to the neighborhood, a Smithfield rep has indicated that the new Trader Joe's-less development will be ready for occupancy later this year.
·Failed Trader Joe's Site on Division Will Soon Be Apartment, Retail Complex [DNAinfo]
·Developer Moving Forward with Project After Trader Joe's Exit [Curbed Chicago]
·Wicker Park Trader Joe's May Face A Long Battle To Be Built [Curbed Chicago]