A single-story commercial building in the Sheridan Park community of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood may give way to a new five-story residential development. Known by its address of 4600 N. Magnolia Avenue, the proposed structure would contain a mix of four studios, four one-bedroom garden apartments, and 20 two-bedroom units for a total of 28 dwellings.
The project would be classified as a transit-oriented development (TOD) and would feature no on-site parking spaces thanks to its proximity to the Wilson CTA stop. Considering that the location has historically struggled to support retail, no commercial space is planned within the bulding.
The Uptown proposal comes from David Gassman from DLG Construction. The developer also recently earned the support of 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore to convert and expand a 100-year-old building in Rogers Park into 30 transit-oriented apartments.
While the community group Uptown United issued a letter of support for the Magnolia proposal, hyperlocal site Uptown Update reports that the Magnolia Malden Neighbors still need to weigh-in on the development before 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman will take a stance on the project. It is requesting a zoning change from B3-3 to B2-3 TOD.
The Uptown area has experienced a flurry of new transit-friendly development activity in recent months. Other rental projects with little or no parking include a 144-unit proposal slated for 1030 W. Sunnyside Avenue, a 150-unit mid-rise for the southeast corner of Wilson and Sheridan, and a 33-unit apartment building at 4400 block of Sheridan Road.