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Century-Old Andersonville Home Will Be Replaced By Condos After City Council OK

The home, built in 1916, will make way for a four-unit condo building on a changing block in Andersonville.

The apartment building at 5642 N. Ashland Ave. in Andersonville could be redeveloped into four condos.
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ANDERSONVILLE — A 105-year-old Andersonville home that has sat vacant for years will be torn down and replaced by a condo building after the City Council approved the project Wednesday.

Developer Wes Khan’s plans are to demolish the home at 5642 N. Ashland Ave., which most recently housed apartments but has sat vacant for some time. In its place Khan will build a four-story condo building.

Three of the units would be duplexes and two would have private rooftop space. A parking garage would provide four spaces, according to plans shared at a recent community meeting.

The condos would likely be priced $600,000-$700,000, Khan said.

Khan bought the house from a judicial bankruptcy sale in October, Cook County property records show. Built in 1916, the house was not in salvageable condition, Khan’s attorney previously said.

The new condo building will go up on a changing block in Andersonville.

The building will neighbor two other recently redeveloped buildings. On the next block north, the former Edgewater Hospital complex recently debuted as a 155-unit apartment building.

Credit: Joe Ward/Block Club Chicago
The home at 5642 N. Ashland Ave. (center, brown) neighbors new residential development, including the redeveloped Edgewater Hospital building (r).

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