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East Village Development Plan Shrinks After Neighbors Complain

La Spata's office has not yet said whether it will approve the most recently requested zoning change.

New renderings for 1115 N. Hermitage Ave.
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EAST VILLAGE — After neighbors rejected plans for a seven-unit development at 1115 N. Hermitage Ave., the site’s owners are trying again with a new proposal that includes a four-unit residential building and a single residential unit above an attached garage.

The property owner, Wellie Partners, LLC, shared the new renderings with neighbors on July 22 at the office of Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st), 1958 N. Milwaukee Ave.

La Spata’s office has not yet said whether it will approve the most recently requested zoning change.

Those who did not attend the July 22 meeting can share feedback with La Spata via email at zoning@the1stward.com.

Wellie Partners bought the four-story mixed-use building at 1115 N. Hermitage Ave. in 2017 for $508,000, according to Chicago City Wire.

The owner initially requested a zoning change that would convert the mixed-use building to a residential building with four units.

The owner also wanted to build a three-unit residential addition above the garage.

This proposal was rejected by La Spata after neighbors raised concerns about the proposal’s density and “massing of the rear building,” 1st Ward staffer Nick Zettel said.

The new renderings that reduced the proposed above-garage addition from three units to one unit can be viewed here.

The units are [and] will be condominium units, Zettel said.

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Previous plans for a 7-unit, 4-car garage building at 1150 N. Hermitage Ave.
Credit: 1st Ward/Provided
Previous plans for a 7-unit, 4-car garage building at 1150 N. Hermitage Ave.

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