EDGEWATER — A five-story apartment building will replace an auto garage on Broadway, the third car-centric property to be recently slated for redevelopment in Edgewater.
A developer is asking the city’s permission to build a 42-unit apartment complex at 5745-53 N. Broadway, which is currently home to the shuttered Uptown Auto Service building and an adjacent parking lot, records show.
The new building would include first-floor retail and a surface-level parking garage for 21 cars, the building permit application shows. There would be a rooftop deck and apartments with balconies on the second-through-fifth floors.
A permit to demolish the existing auto garage was issued by the city last week, records show. The permit to construct the apartment building had not yet been issued as of Monday.
The project is allowed under the building’s current zoning, meaning it does not require City Council approval and is not required to include affordable units, according to a real estate listing for the property.
The Uptown Auto Service building was sold in May for $1.95 million to local property investor Steve Haramaras, according to Cook County property records. Haramaras could not be reached for comment.
One block north of the Uptown Auto Service building sits a Street and Sanitation depot at 5853 N. Broadway that is slated to become an 11-story building with 90 affordable apartments.
Across from the Streets and Sanitation depot site is a closed car sales lot at 5828 N. Broadway that would house a four-story building with 12 apartments under a developer’s proposal.
The developments are on a stretch of Broadway that is part of a “community vision” plan unveiled late in former Ald. Harry Osterman’s (48th) term that calls for traffic calming measures and more public amenities to help lure residential development.
A central component of that plan, reducing the speed limit on Broadway, was implemented earlier this year.
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