The city is currently booming with new development activity from highrise residential and office projects, new public park spaces, and historic office building conversions. The greater downtown area has largely been the focus of the most recent real estate boom, however, many of the city's neighborhoods are rapidly changing as well. Take for instance all of the development activity planned for Milwaukee Avenue, primarily in the Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square neighborhoods. Several years ago, the city set out to transform the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor, which stretches from Western Avenue to California Avenue, and this stretch of Logan Square has witnessed numerous proposals this year alone.
In total, between all of the proposals that have been approved and those that are still in planning stages, developers have proposed nearly 1,500 apartments and over 250,000 square feet of retail space for Milwaukee Avenue, and there is likely much more still yet to come. At the same time, only 24 row homes and 18 condos are currently on the way. Milwaukee Avenue has long had empty stretches, and rows of blight, however the major street could make way for some major changes in the coming years.Read More