A meeting of the West Lakeview Neighbors (WLVN) earlier this week voted 27-18 in support of a new mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD) project at 3401-09 N. Southport, and Southport Corridor News has provided the first glimpse at a new, detailed rendering of the project designed by SPACE Architects + Planners. In 2014 developers announced plans to demolish the two buildings directly adjacent to the Brown Line tracks at the Southport CTA stop, currently home to the much-loved Rice Sushi and Galleria Liquors, the latter of which has already signed on as a tenant for the new development. The building will house 33 apartment units, 6 parking spaces, ground-level retail spaces, and also include 4,000 square feet of rooftop greenspace. But most significantly for this project, residents will be disallowed from obtaining parking passes for Zone #383, encouraging reliance on public transportation, which recent data show to be much needed for the Lakeview neighborhood.
·Your first look at 3401 N. Southport's Proposed TOD [Southport Corridor News]
·3401-09 N. Southport [44th Ward]
·Previous TOD coverage [Curbed Chicago]