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Revised Edgewater apartment plan earns aldermanic support

Revisions recently applied to a transit-oriented rental proposal for Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood have helped earned the project the support of local Alderman Harry Osterman. The plan (you can see an image of it here) would replace a carwash at 6145 N. Broadway with a new apartment building with ground floor retail. The project comes from co-developers City Pads and Catapult Real Estate Solutions and architectural design firm Built Form.

The plan to redevelop 6145 N. Broadway was first presented to 48th Ward residents last summer as a seven-story, 187 unit apartment with the majority—about 80%—of units consisting of studios around 400 square feet in size. Following negative feedback from neighbors regarding the exterior appearance of the building and the high proportion of smaller units, a heavily tweaked plan publicly broke cover last month.

The revised project is now six stories in height and calls for 105 apartments made up of 43% studios, 38% one-bedrooms, and 19% two-bedrooms. The previously proposed 60 parking spaces have been reduced to 45. In accordance with Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance, 10% of the new development’s on-site units will be offered at an affordable rate.

“After hearing concerns from neighbors about density, resulting impact on neighborhood street parking, and a low concentration of one- and two-bedroom units that would suit families, the development team modified their proposal,” said Alderman Osterman in a statement reported today by Edgeville Buzz.

“After receiving overwhelming support from the community in a vote at last week’s meeting, I am in support of this development moving forward,” continued Osterman. “I think this will be a solid development that will bring vibrancy to the Granville and Broadway area of our community.”

With the Aldermanic support in place, the project’s next step involves securing the necessary zoning relief from the city of Chicago.