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Another Transit-Oriented Development Proposed for Hot Uptown

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The planned development would replace a single-story, 1970s retail complex

Chicago’s Uptown community has been on a development roll as of late thanks to its walkability and access to public transportation fitting so well within the city’s overhauled Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance. The latest project to take advantage of the new rules would see a new 9-story, mixed-use development designed by Chicago’s MX3 Architects replace a single-story retail complex at the northeast corner of Broadway and Wilson. The proposed building would contain 197 dwelling units, 11,500 square feet of retail fronting both Wilson and Broadway, and a combined 41 interior parking stalls accessed via Winthrop Avenue, reports Uptown Update.

The proposed development is located just feet from the Wilson CTA stop, which is currently undergoing a $203 million renovation. It would join an adjacent 110-unit, 16-parking-stall TOD project from Cedar Street Cos. that recently passed the Chicago Plan Commission. The Broadway and Wilson project would require a similar change of zoning to proceed. The project will likely be discussed at the July 25th meeting of 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee before receiving a blessing from local Alderman James Cappleman. The Truman Square Neighbors also plan to host a TBA informal gathering regarding the proposal, according to the group’s facebook page.