WEST TOWN — Developers are looking to build a 20-unit apartment building with ground floor retail on a vacant West Town lot at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Wood Street.
The proposal, which would sit across the street from Breakfast House, was shown to neighbors at a meeting last week. The project at 1801-1809 W. Grand Ave. would include 20 two- and three-bedrooms units.
During a Tuesday meeting co-organized by the Chicago Grand Neighbors Association and Ald. Walter Burnett (27th), a few neighbors voiced concerns about an already pothole-filled alley behind the site, as well as the potential for increased traffic, said Lauren Young, a board member for the neighborhood association.
Neighbors were also concerned about the ability of the developer to rent the ground floor retail site, Young said.
“Out of the 15 to 18 people there, there were two opposed to the project outright, and the remaining people were in favor of the project,” Young said.
The developer, Planrise, LLC, needs a zoning change from Burnett.
If successful, the project would join a rising number of projects bringing densely packed residential units to Grand Avenue.
For more information about the project, contact Maryann Granger in the 27th Ward office at email@example.com or 312-432-1995.
Neighbors can also contact Daniel Lauer, the zoning attorney working with Planrise, at 773-862-7200.
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