LINCOLN SQUARE — The City Council on Wednesday approved a developer’s plans to add first-floor residential units in a mixed-use building that is currently home to the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.
It will force the chamber of commerce to find a new office.
Developer Sumac sought the zoning change to add four residential units on the ground floor of its building at 2607-2613 W. Lawrence Ave. Because the proposal is near the Rockwell Brown Line stop the developer wanted permission to have only 10 parking spaces instead of the 12 typically required by the city’s rules.
No changes were proposed to the building’s height and footprint.
“The building [owner] has been in contact with the chamber and made them aware of their plans to rezone,” said Lisa Ripson, a spokesperson for the chamber. “With the alderman’s approval of the rezoning, the chamber wouldn’t move until this winter and they have not begun the process of searching for a property.”
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