A four-story apartment development near the Kennedy Expressway along the border of Bucktown and Logan Square is finally ready to move forward and begin construction. The freshly permitted project at 2435 N. Western Avenue will deliver 34 rental units and 2,200 square feet of new retail space.
First discussed at a community meeting hosted by 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno in early 2016, the masonry structure comes from developer Paul Dukach and Hanna Architects. The site’s zoning change from light manufacturing to a community shopping district designation was approved by the Chicago City Council later that year. It replaces a vacant commercial building.
Though many new rental developments in the neighborhood have been offered with fewer parking spaces, the project at 2435 N. Western is located too far from mass transit to qualify for a reduction under Chicago’s expanded Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance. Instead, its 34 dwelling units will be served by an equal number of ground floor garage spaces.
- New construction permit at 2443 N. Western Avenue [Chicago Cityscape]
- Community has multiple issues around rezoning of 2435-39 N. Western Avenue [Our Urban Times]