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Transit-oriented development proposed for vacant Uptown lot

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The developer proposes 147 apartments with just 29 parking spaces

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A large vacant lot in the heart of Uptown may soon make way for a dense new transit-oriented development. According to Alderman James Cappleman (46th), developer Clayco is proposing an eight-story, 147-unit development at 975 W. Wilson Avenue, a site that was previously targeted by the busy Cedar Street Cos. for redevelopment.

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According to the alderman’s announcement, the planned development will make use of the transit-oriented development ordinance to reduce the overall parking count to just 29 spaces. However, the proposal includes 7,000 square feet of ground level retail space. There is no mention of whether Clayco intends to build affordable units on site or pay into the ARO fund.

The project’s design comes from the local architects at Forum Studio. The development appears to be composed largely from brick, but with a design that seeks to break up the massing.