The area surrounding the United Center on Chicago’s near west side will soon be blighted by one less vacant lot thanks to a new residential development on it’s way to the southeast corner of Ogden and Ashland. According to a recent building permit issued for 33 S. Ashland, plans for the site specify a 4-story building containing 47 rental units and garage parking for 58 automobiles.
At this time no renderings of the project appear on the website of developer Michigan Avenue Real Estate or designer Space Architects + Planners. That said, it’s probably a safe bet to assume that Ashland and Ogden will be in the same aesthetic vein as the firms’ previous four-story residential collaborations like the nearby Warren Ashland Place apartments and the development currently under construction at Aberdeen and Monroe.
As real estate development in Chicago’s West Loop approaches critical mass, it’s little surprise to see a handful of new — albeit fairly mundane — project snatch up empty lots on the near west side. With the new Blackhawks Community Training Center on its way and a long-discussed Pink Line stop Madison reportedly still on the table, expect this trend to only amplify in the coming years.