1313 Morse Avenue may be getting a major upgrade, according to Ald. Joe Moore (49th). The ghost town of a strip mall, once home to a laundromat and video stores, may be turned into a 50-unit apartment building by billionaire Col. Jennifer Pritzker, who owns and developed the Mayne Stage Theater across the street. The proposed eight-story structure, just down the street from the Morse L stop, would have 75 parking spots, mostly for patrons of the theater, making it a bit of an anti-TOD, as Streetsblog noted.
Pritzker's Tawani Enterprises has also filed to re-zone the space to allow a taller building that contains more apartments than allowed by today's city code. If approved, the proposed building would have three floors of parking and five of housing. Neighbors should note that a community meeting about the matter is scheduled for tomorrow.
· Mayne Stage Developers Propose 50-Unit Apartment Building On Morse Avenue [DNAinfo]
· All Jennifer Pritzker coverage [Curbed Chicago]