More than a year and a half after the proposal first surfaced, a five-story brick warehouse-to-loft conversion in Lakeview is finally moving forward. A newly issued permit for the $3 million project means work can begin on renovating the fortress-like brick facade and aged interior of the former home of Anderson Brothers Storage and Moving, a century-old firm that was once the neighborhood's oldest business. The end goal, a new series of loft-style apartments, will bring 80 units to Sheffield and Fletcher, right across the street from the Vic Theater and a few blocks from the forthcoming transit-oriented development on Belmont and Clark.
Last we heard, the 78,000-square-foot structure will be partioned into mostly one-bedrooms, as well as 24 efficiency units and a half-dozen two-bedrooms, a handful of which will have rooftop terraces. The loft-style look is a natural move considering the columns and large floor plates of the former industrial space. A rooftop gym, 40 parking spots and a bike room are also part of the overall plan.
·Uplifting Conversion Planned for Warehouse Beside The Vic [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Lakeview Coverage [Curbed]