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Apartment complex replacing Old Town horse stables among projects approved by the city

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Yesterday’s meeting of the Plan Commission also approved new housing developments in Logan Square and Chinatown

Rendering of 1415 N. Sedgwick St
LG Development/NORR Architects via Chicago Department of Planning and Development

This year’s final meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission green-lit a number of developments yesterday. One proposal would replace Old Town’s Noble Horse Theatre and a stable facility used by downtown Chicago’s horse carriage operators with 252 new apartments. Developed by LG and designed by NORR, the seven-story transit-oriented project at 1415 N. Sedgwick Street contains just 89 parking spaces thanks to a CTA station less than two blocks to the north.

↑ Another newly approved project that looks to take advantage of the lower parking requirements afforded by Chicago’s transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning rules is 1980 N. Milwaukee in Logan Square. Featuring 132 dwelling units, new ground floor retail, and 17 parking spaces, the Clayco-developed building recently tweaked its design to incorporate an existing 1907 building fronting Milwaukee.

↑ The Commission also gave the thumbs up to a new senior housing development proposed for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. The project comes from the Chinatown Benevolent Association and would deliver 92 elderly housing units, a community center, and 31 accessory parking spaces to 246 West 22nd Place.

Curiously, perhaps the two most high-profile items on the December agenda—a 322-unit apartment development from Bridgford Foods and a controversial 13-story Sterling Bay office building, both slated for Fulton Market—were deferred at yesterday’s meeting. A four-story, 39-dwelling proposal for 5201 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago’s Jefferson Park community also got bumped back to a later date.