ZONING & DEVELOPMENT / INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT
NUNA Block Club Meeting
October 4, 2017
Submitted by Maria Barnes
CTA WILSON STATION / RED & PURPLE LINE RENOVATION
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
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.
- 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:
- Multi-unit residential development on Malden between Leland & Wilson (vacant lot for 40 yrs).
- 4500 block of Clark – probably not going to pass Chicago Plan Commission (per Tressa Feher).
4906 -4918 N CLARK
- 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