10/04/17 Zoning report

ZONING & DEVELOPMENT / INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT

NUNA Block Club Meeting

October 4, 2017

 

Submitted by Maria Barnes

 

46TH WARD:

 

CTA WILSON STATION / RED & PURPLE LINE RENOVATION

http://www.transitchicago.com/wilson/#Timeline

  • Main entrance on south side of Wilson is open & elevator is in operation.
  • Auxiliary entrance on north side of Wilson and east platform expected to open end of Oct 2017
  • Sunnyside entrance with ramp expected to open end of Nov 2017.
  • Gerber Building expected completion early Jan 2018. Available for lease Jan 2018. Three potential tenants (i.e. bids submitted) Chicago Market Co-op, City Sports, and Popeye’s Chicken.
  • Street resurfacing west side Broadway completed. 2-way traffic on Broadway between Leland & Wilson restored. Street resurfacing east side Broadway in progress through end of Oct 2017.
  • North & south bike lanes 4600 block of Broadway.
  • East & west platforms, north- & south-bound Red Line, north- & south-bound Purple Line fully operational end of Nov 2017.

 

BROADWAY STREETSCAPING (PHASE 1 – Gunnison to Leland)

  • 12 days ahead of construction schedule.
  • Expected completion Thanksgiving 2017.
  • Lawrence from Broadway to Lawrence L Station projected completion Spring 2018 (vaulted sidewalks in front of Bridegview Bank on Lawrence).
  • 3-lane traffic pattern to remain (i.e. north- & south-bound lanes and turning lane / north- & south-bound bike lanes / east- & west-side metered parking).
  • Pedestrian Plaza construction on-going (outdoor concerts, sculpture, seating area, etc)

 

LELAND GREENWAY

http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/09/23/work-has-started-on-the-leland-avenue-greenway-in-uptown/

  • East side Clark to Lakefront through Uplift Plaza.
  • Slow down car traffic & make street more bike-friendly.
  • Construction in progress. Expected completion end of Dec 2017.
  • Expected completion of Uplift Plaza Spring 2018 (i.e. bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, landscaping, etc).

CLARK STREET WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

  • 4600 – 4700 blocks of Clark behind schedule because water main collapsed. Water mains have been replaced & street resurfacing expected completion end of Oct 2017.

 

BROADWAY WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

  • 3600 – 3700 blocks of Broadway. Two separate water mains replaced. Expected completion next week.

METAL SCULPTURE AT INTERSECTION OF

MONTROSE, SHERIDAN & BROADWAY

  • Artist: Lucy Slivinski
  • 14’ rising phoenix bird pointing towards

Uptown’s Entertainment District.

 

MURAL AT MONTROSE VIADUCT UNDER LSD

  • Artist: Tony Passero
  • Same artist who restored Bezazian mural.

 

MARYVILLE / 811 UPTOWN

  • 810 W Montrose
  • 27-story residential high rise apartment building.
  • 373 one- & two-bedroom units
  • 275 parking spaces
  • Retail ground floor
  • 4th floor pool, gym & demonstration kitchen
  • Scheduled completion Dec 2018.
  • West sidewalk and parking lane on Clarendon from Agatite to Montrose is closed through Dec 2018.
  • North sidewalk and east- & west side parking lanes on Montrose closed for duration of construction.

 

RED & PUPRLE MODERNIZATION (RPM & TRANSIT TIF)

http://www.transitchicago.com/news_initiatives/planning/rpmodernization/ttif.aspx

http://www.transitchicago.com/news_initiatives/planning/rpmodernization/lawrmawr.aspx

  • 4 L Stations: Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn & Bryn Mawr.
  • Rebuild tracks and support structures. Stations will be ADA compliant (accessible) and include wider platforms, better lighting and modern amenities.
  • CTA in process of ironing out eminent domain & right of way issues.
  • Sun Plaza to remain. CTA will takeover parking lot across from Bridgeview Bank.
  • 2018 – Issue RFP.
  • Early 2019 – Award design-build contract.
  • 2019 – Major construction begins on both Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization and Red-Purple Bypass. Construction estimated to last 4 – 5 years into mid-2020s.

 

975 W Wilson (Wilson & Sheridan)

  • Approved by Chicago Plan Commission 09/18/17.
  • 140-155 units (convertible, studio, one- & two-bedroom)
  • 2-bedroom market rate rent: $2,800/month
  • 7 ARO* units (60% of area median income = $32,400 for single person)
  • TOD

 

4654 SHERIDAN – SARAH’S CIRCLE

  • 2-story mixed-use residential & commercial development.
  • 38 units of affordable housing, supportive services & 50-bed interim housing program.
  • Zoning change from B3-3 to B3-5 approved by 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee 01/09/17.
  • 09/29/17 Update: Illinois Housing Development Authority denied funding (tax credits) for Sarah’s Circle expansion project.
  • Sarah’s Circle is non-profit that provides supportive services for homeless women. Founded 1979. Main Office: 4838 N Sheridan.

 

UPTOWN THEATRE

  • No updates. Ald. Cappleman planning to meet with State General Assembly about funding renovation.
  • Owner: Jerry Mickelson (JAM Productions)

 

46TH WARD ZONING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Next meeting Oct 2017 (TBA)
  • Two projects slated for discussion:
    1. Multi-unit residential development on Malden between Leland & Wilson (vacant lot for 40 yrs).
    2. 4500 block of Clark – probably not going to pass Chicago Plan Commission (per Tressa Feher).

47TH WARD:

 

4906 -4918 N CLARK

http://chicago47.org/zoningdevelopment-cases/

  • Developer: Peerless Development & Honore Holdings.
  • Rezoning C1-2 & B3-2 to B3-3.
    • B3: Commercial on 1st floor & full service restaurants
    • Dash 3: > 18 max units / > 50’ max height / > 40513 SF
    • P-Street zoning designation on east and west sides of Clark allows for parking reduction from 1-1 (TOD)
  • Variance to reduce rear setback to zero.
  • Pedestrian-Street zoning designation Clark from Ainslie to Argyle.
  • Proposed 4-story masonry, mixed-use building.
  • No setbacks
  • 55,201 Total Floor Area
  • 29 parking spaces / 27 bike parking spaces / 1 loading berth
  • 6,199 SF commercial retail space on ground floor
  • Break ground Spring 2018 / 12 month construction period
  • 54 rental units
    • 15 2BR (756 – 1193 SF)
    • 36 1BR (580 – 820 SF)
    • 3       Studios (484 SF)
    • Rents: $1,400 – $2,600
    • 5 ARO* units on site
  • Pedestrian Street Zoning Designation requirements per Ernie Constantino, 47th Ward Planning & Development Director:
    • Building facades must be located 5’ from public sidewalk.
    • Minimum 60% front façade comprised of clear, non-reflective windows allowing interior views (transparency requirement).
    • No curb cuts or driveways allowed. Parking via new alley off Argyle.
    • Purpose is to preserve and enhance character of streets & intersections widely recognized as pedestrian-oriented shopping districts; promote transt, economic vitality, and pedestrian safety & comfort (Chicago City Ordinance 17-3-0501).
    • WFCF Block Club voted to support this project 07/18/17.
    • Developer agreed to comply with Andersonville Chamber of Commerce recommendations. ACC supported proposed development project and P-Street zoning designation (Sara Dinges 07/24/17)

* ARO – Affordable Requirements Ordinance