Logan Square is currently being flooded with new apartment proposals, but the neighborhood could eventually get 95 more rental units if a new transit-oriented development plan moves forward. Developers Mark Ordower and Barry Sidel have brought forth a plan to raze a string of neglected properties between 2835-45 West Belden to make room for a new seven story masonry building that would feature 95 apartments, 44 vehicle parking spaces and one bike parking space for each apartment. According to the developers, the building would include a green roof space, a courtyard and some apartments would have their own balcony. Each floor would hold 16 units, and apartments would range from 600 square feet up to roughly 1,000 square feet. In addition, ten percent of the development's total units will be set aside on-site for affordable housing tenants. While the developers have pointed to other dense apartment projects coming to the neighborhood as examples, some residents are concerned at the idea of a new developments such as this one being proposed for residential streets.
Considering the late notice and little-to-nonexistent promotion for the meeting, the crowd was standing room only. And similar to other large, dense proposals for Logan Square, this development has already been targeted by a flyering campaign. Other grievances aired at the meeting include concerns regarding affordable housing, traffic and the height of the building.
In addition to the developments that have already been approved, the new proposal for Belden would place the total number of apartments proposed for the direct vicinity around the California Blue Line station at 360 units.
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