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Developers return with new plan next to Damen Brown Line station

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A four-story building with 24 apartments is being floated for a site adjacent to the ‘L’ tracks

A rendering for the proposed development at 4646 N. Damen Avenue.
Mangan Builders via Chicago Cityscape

Despite having already received a zoning change to redevelop a parcel next to the Damen Brown Line station, the owners of the property at 4646 N. Damen Avenue have returned with a new plan which includes the neighboring property at 4650 N. Damen and bumps the density from nine dwelling units to 24, Chicago Cityscape reveals. According to the zoning application, which was introduced to the Chicago City Council in July, the plan comes from developers John and Robert Mangan’s Mangan Builders.

The proposed development will replace what are currently two Victorian-era single family residences. According to the zoning application, the developer indicates that the house at 4646 N. Damen was acquired in 2016 while the adjacent property at 4650 N. Damen was purchased way back in 1978.

In addition to the 24 apartments planned for the site, the developers are also proposing 4,000 square feet of ground-level retail split into two separate spaces. With its proximity to the Damen Brown Line station, the proposal for the new mixed-user is being introduced as a transit-oriented development and will feature just eight parking spaces. Elevations found in the zoning application and on 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar’s website reveal what looks to be a largely masonry building with some precast elements.

While the proposal was formally introduced to City Hall back in July, records show that there has been no further action on the zoning change.