Coming soon to 3350 N. Ashland Avenue

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential development at 3350 N. Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Located just south of the corner with W. Roscoe Street, developer 3350 N Ashland LLC plans to demolish the existing two-story masonry commercial building built in 1988 and has sat vacant for multiple years.

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What is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD)?

You’ve heard the term “TOD” and many are now constructed up and down Southport Avenue (and around the city of Chicago). But what exactaly is a TOD and why have they popped up all over in the past several year?

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Zoning Approved for new TOD at 2256 W. Irving Park Road

“The Committee on Zoning has approved rezoning for a new mixed-use development at 2256 W. Irving Park Road.

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This development is coming to 1754 W. Addison Street

“The Committee on Zoning has approved rezoning for a new mixed-use development at 1754 W. Addison Street in Roscoe Village.

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Zia’s Lago Vista’s last day is October 3, 2021

Zia announced via Facebook that their last day is October 3, 2021. The space located at 3817 N. Ashland Avenue will be replaced by a Transit Oriented Development (aka, TOD). Rumors are still swirling they may take over the former Blue Bayou space on Southport.

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This is what is replacing Zia’s Lago Vista at 3817 N. Ashland Avenue

From YIMBY Chicago, “The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a residential development at 3817 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Located along N Ashland Avenue, the site is bordered by alleyways to the south and east. Zia’s Lago Vista currently occupies the site, which is for sale by the owner. Mavrek Development is the developer behind the proposal.

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Here is what is proposed at 3217 N. Clark Street

A parking lot could be turning into the next mixed-use residential and retail building in the busy area around Clark and Belmont according to Ald. Tom Tunney’s website.

With Target and transit oriented apartments across the street, and the new Lakeview Collection development about to break ground, this area will be forever changed after 100+ years of older buildings.

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Here is what is coming to 3415 N. Ashland Avenue

Another day, another new transit-oriented development (TOD) – this time on Ashland Avenue.

Current building at 3415 N. Ashland

From Alderman Tunney’s Website:

Contemporary Concepts, in partnership with Wildwood Investments, an experienced Chicago-based multifamily investor (together, the “Sponsor”) is proposing to develop the property located at 3415-25 N. Ashland in the West Lakeview neighborhood. The project is currently zoned commercial; however, given the size and location of the lot, the Sponsor is proposing to rezone the project as multifamily and build a four-story, 53-unit masonry elevator building with a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. The property will include five affordable units.

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Here is what is coming to 3347-49 N. Southport Avenue

It’s been close to a year since this abandoned building has been torn down for a new Transit-Oriented Development.

Two years ago, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport. The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5 back in November, 2019.

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This is what is replacing Tenenbaum True Value Hardware

Pam and Steve Lipshutz had several offers for the building, but they didn’t take the highest bidder. Instead, they chose a developer who will keep the neighbors in mind as they develop what is likely to be apartments.

Everything is for sale at Tenenbaum True Value Hardware, a family-owned business in Lakeview that is closing after 98 years.

“Every day I come to work, it gets harder and harder to keep it together because this is my other home, this is my family, my customers are my family, my employees,” said Pam Lipshutz, owner

Those loyal employees include Christine Potthast, bookkeeper since 1959.

“I started after I graduated from high school,” she said. “My dad was a janitor here and he said, ‘Maury, give my daughter a job!’ and I’ve been here ever since.”

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Your last look at 3347 N. Southport Avenue

As we reported last year, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport.  As of March, 2020, the development had been approved according to Ald. Tom Tunney\’s website, and this week, construction fencing went up with demolition imminent.  What do you think of this upcoming development?

 

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