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Curvy TOD project proposed for Clark Street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood

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The nine-story development would deliver 171 units and just 15 on-site parking spaces

bKL Architecture

In discussion behind the scenes since August, a nine-story transit-oriented development (TOD) proposed for Lakeview recently broke cover on 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s website. Currently known by its address of 3300 N. Clark, the curvy structure would replace the single-story Lakeview Learning Center building and a parking lot at the corner of Clark and School.

Designed by bKL Architecture, the 3300 N. Clark project comes from Chicago developer BlitzLake Partners—the group behind the Lakview 3200 project as well as two new buildings under construction at the 2400 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. It will contain 171 rental units, ground floor retail, a 6,600-square-foot amenity deck, and just 15 on-site parking spaces.

The current, 108-foot design [left] compared to an earlier, 127-foot version [right].
bKL Architecture

As proposed, the nine-story structure would reach 108 feet to the top of its architectural parapet. An earlier version of the project shared with the local Hawthorne Neighbors group topped out at 127 feet but was ultimately shortened and redesigned with a facade calling for more brick and less glass.

To minimize traffic disruptions on Clark, the development would place its residential lobby on School Street and garage access off of its rear alleyway. The 3300 N. Clark project would feature its required affordable units on-site. The plan will require City approval to move forward.