Special to Chicago Construction News
A demolition permit has been issued for the property at 4454 N. Western Ave., across from Welles Park. Developer Gerard Coyle of AG Coyle Concrete plans to clear a one-story masonry building to make way for a proposed mixed-use development.
To facilitate the development, the developer is seeking a rezoning from C1-2 to C1-3. This proposed rezoning is currently under review and will need approval from Alderman Matt Martin of the 47th Ward, the Committee on Zoning, and City Council.
Designed by 360 Design Studio, the new construction will be a five-story building rising 55 feet tall. The exterior will be clad in brick with stone detailing, aluminum accent panels, and glass railings for the balconies. The project will also feature green roofs and include 2 EV charging stations within the garage.
With the demolition permit issued, contractor Platinum Homes Development can begin demolition on the site to make way for the new development. If rezoning is approved, the new construction is expected to last 9-14 months.