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Logan Square Proposal Returns With Bump in Height, Total Units

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The developer has already received approval to build but is seeking another zoning change

A dense residential and retail proposal for Logan Square has resurfaced, this time offering more details and a rendering of how the development could one day look. Previously titled California Studios, the proposed development for 2340 N. California Avenue is seeking a zoning change to bring 138 apartments, 44 parking spaces and ground-level retail to the booming Logan Square neighborhood. The proposal comes from Savoy Development, which previously sought a zoning change to build a five-story building with 56 apartments, two retail spaces and parking for 18 vehicles. However, the developer returns seeking another zoning bump to build the new six-story proposal. The latest plan would also demolish a cluster of vintage buildings to make way for a new pocket park.

Savoy Development first unveiled the plan exactly two years ago, seeking to build a dense development with 63 studio apartments. The unit count was later dropped to 52 units after a series of community meetings. The development was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission in March 2015 and just days later, received its first permit to start construction. However, the site near California and Milwaukee has sat idle since.

Since the latest slew of dense developments for Milwaukee Avenue has surfaced, Logan Square has pushed back against them.

There will be a meeting to discuss the changes to the proposal on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Haas Park.