A developer has come forward with a plan to redevelop the large industrial building at Wrightwood and Hermitage that was most recently an outlet store for Tag Furnishings. Broder Lincoln Park LLC has proposed replacing the long industrial facility with two four-story masonry and glass buildings designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners. Initially, the developer proposed one large structure for 105 rental units, but the new place breaks up the project into two buildings — one for rentals and another for condos. Unlike the plethora of new micro apartment projects coming to the downtown area and North Side, this plan calls for spacious residences, with the average size for the condos being around 2,500 square feet and the rentals being in the 1,250 square foot range. As the plan stands, the development will include 30 condos, 60 rentals and 80 total parking spaces between both buildings.
The plan also calls for new green spaces, as each building will essentially be surrounded by trees and stretches of lawn. The plan is still in the public input phase and the developer will continue to present the proposal to community groups through October, Alderman Scott Waguespack's office has indicated.