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Another transit-oriented development in the works for Lakeview’s Southport Corridor

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The five-story proposal would replace the former Flat Top Grill building

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A single-story building at the northwest corner of Southport and Belmont avenues in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood has been tapped for redevelopment. Located across from Schubas Tavern and its modern Tied House addition, the old structure at 3200 N. Southport was previously home to the Flat Top Grill and has been vacant for some time.

Its replacement, based on a zoning application filed with the City of Chicago, could be a five-story building featuring 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space topped by 24 rental units. Chicago-based Jonathan Splitt Architects would oversee design duty.

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Due to its proximity to the Southport CTA station, the proposal qualifies as a transit-oriented development. As a result, the new building would provide just seven ground floor parking spaces for its tenants.

According to Southport Corridor News, a public meeting to discuss the development will take place on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Butcher’s Tap located at 3553 N. Southport. The plan will require a zoning change to move forward as proposed.

Other transit-oriented developments headed to the busy commercial corridor include a nine-unit project at 3334 N. Southport, an upcoming 30-unit apartment building at 3401 N. Southport, and a plan calling for 21 new apartments slated for 3647 N. Southport.