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Transit-oriented Logan Square micro-apartments ready to rise

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The City of Chicago has issued a building permit for a 138-unit development near Milwaukee and California

Savoy Development

Chicago’s booming Milwaukee Avenue corridor will welcome yet another apartment development as a six-story rental project near Logan Square’s California Avenue Blue Line stop received the all-clear to begin construction. Known as ‘Savoy On The Park’ the transit-oriented project comes from Savoy Development and will contain 138 so-called micro-apartments and ground-floor retail space.

Replacing a carwash and a five-unit apartment building, Savoy On The Park will reportedly offer studio and small one-bedroom units renting for roughly $1,200 to $1,400 per month. The building will include parking for 44 cars plus 138 bicycles. In addition to a small triangular publicly accessible pocket park, the development also features a 10,000 square foot green roof.

In the works for over three years, the project at 2340 N. California Avenue has been controversial. Last winter, a landlord-tenant dispute involving one of the pre-existing buildings prompted Alderman Proco Joe Moreno (1st) to threaten to downzone the property and block the development.

Ultimately a solution was reached and the project moved forward once again. With a building permit now in hand, it’s likely full steam ahead for this long-delayed Logan Square TOD.