Last week, a new four-story development slated for the northwest corner of Southport and Henderson in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood was given the official go-ahead to begin construction. Developed by Harris Properties LLC and designed by Chicago-based Jonathan Splitt Architects, the project will contain nine rental apartments, ground floor retail space, and parking for three cars and 18 bicycles.
The small, roughly 5,000-square-foot parcel at 3334 N. Southport Avenue was recently rezoned from B3-2 Community Shopping District to B3-3. Due to its proximity to the Southport CTA station, the project falls under Chicago’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance. This allows the developer to build fewer than the otherwise required nine off-street parking spaces.
According to Chicago Cityscape, a permit to wreck and remove the site’s existing two story building was issued in May. Last week, local neighborhood blog Southport Corridor News shared a rendering of what the new, relatively tiny TOD would look like when complete.