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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Condo Complex, Three-Flats: Weigh In On Small Logan Square Projects At Community Meetings

If approved, the condos would replace an existing one-story office building at 2619 W. Armitage Ave.

A developer wants to build a 6-unit condo complex at 2619 W. Armitage Ave., a site currently occupied by a one-story office building.
Ald. La Spata's office; GoogleMaps
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LOGAN SQUARE — Neighbors will get a chance to weigh in on a few small Logan Square development proposals at community meetings later this month.

The largest project up for community feedback is a six-unit condo complex planned for 2619 W. Armitage Ave.

Developer Andriy Barabakh with VAM Development wants a zoning change that would allow him to tear down an existing one-story office building to make way for a four-story condo complex. If approved, the complex would be built in about a year, Barabakh’s attorney, Nicholas Ftikas, said in a letter to Ald. Daniel La Spata’s (1st) office.

Nicholas Zettel, La Spata’s policy director, said neighbors have asked the developer to incorporate ground-floor commercial space given the site’s proximity to public transit. The site is situated along the No. 73 Armitage bus route and near the California Blue Line station.

La Spata’s office is hosting a community meeting on the condo project 6 p.m. April 19.

A second meeting, which will be held 6 p.m. April 20, will go over two projects planned for Logan Square’s Monticello Avenue.

Cecil Slaven wants a zoning change to build a three-flat on a vacant lot at 1837 N. Monticello Ave. After preliminary meetings with neighbors, Slaven will pitch a single-unit and two-flat building as alternatives, Zettel said.

The owner of a parking lot at 1800-1806 N. Monticello Ave. is also looking to build two three-flats and add another story to an existing multi-unit building on the site.

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The current site at 1837 N. Monticello Ave.

An additional project was originally planned for 2013 N. Point St., also in the 1st Ward, but that project has fallen through, Zettel said. The plan, pitched by developer Zev Salomon, called for a 20-unit apartment building, including some affordable units. Zettel on Friday said the real estate contract was “canceled.”

Also this month, neighbors will have an opportunity to give feedback on a large development proposal that is ruffling some feathers in the neighborhood.

Developer Stanislaw Pluta is slated to pitch neighbors 6 p.m. April 26 on his plan to build a five-story, 56-unit apartment complex at 2934-40 W. Medill St., a site currently home to the four-sided graffiti wall Project Logan. Some neighbors have said they’re worried the project will exacerbate gentrification. They’re also concerned the project would wipe out the beloved public art display

To RSVP to these meetings, email zoning@the1stward.com.

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The site at 1800-1806 N. Monticello Ave.