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New 30-unit TOD ready to rise along Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown

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The four-story project scored a $4.5 million construction permit

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Chicago’s red hot Milwaukee Avenue corridor is poised to add yet another new apartment development as a four-story project in Bucktown lands its first building permit. In discussion since 2015, the plan would replace a cluster of low-rise commercial buildings at 1879 N. Milwaukee with a new transit-oriented development (TOD).

The project comes from LG Development and NORR Architects and will deliver a mix of 30 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom rental units. The brick-clad structure would also include 4,600 square feet of new ground floor retail space and a communal resident roof deck with a grill and fire place. A short walk from the popular 606 Trail, the Bucktown development would feature parking for 30 bikes and just 8 automobiles.

While the 1800 block of Milwaukee Avenue hasn’t experienced much in the way of new multi-family development, it is bookended by a pair of recently completed projects—the 44-unit Western 1920 apartments to the north and the 100-unit Centrum Bucktown/Aldi grocery store development to the south.

A rendering of 1879 N. Milwaukee from the northwest.
NORR Architects