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Logan Square TOD proposal returns with slight changes

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The reworked design incorporates an existing building on Milwaukee Avenue

A few months after first being announced, a new proposal for apartments and retail for the Milwaukee and Armitage intersection on the southern edge of Logan Square has returned with an updated look. Similar to the previous iteration, the new design features a brick and glass exterior, but the big difference is the inclusion of the facade of the existing building at 1968-70 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The three-story building, which was designed by John Ahlschlager and completed in 1907, was at the center of a petition to drum up support for its preservation and inclusion in the new apartment and retail proposal from developer Clayco.

Other than the inclusion of the existing three-story brick building along Milwaukee Avenue, the proposal still stands at eight stories but will feature 132 apartment units. The massing of the building has also been broken up more as the majority of the building will be set back from the retail spaces that wrap around Milwaukee Avenue. Due to its proximity to a major public transit hub (the Western Blue Line station), the proposal will take advantage of the transit-oriented development ordinance to reduce the parking count to only 28 vehicle parking spaces. The new development will also feature retails spaces that front both Milwaukee and Armitage avenues.