|rendering by Craft Architecture LLC|
|screen capture from Google Streetview, Summer 2014|
According to Ald. Cappleman, East Lake View Neighbors has approved an upzoning request (from B2-2 to B2-3) at 927-931 Irving Park made by developer Dave Gassman. This helps clear the way for a 28-unit, 5-story elevator TOD (transit-oriented development) building to go up at the site of the now-demolished vintage, sagging one-story building that had been there since 1919.
You can see full renderings here and specifications here.
While this is in Lakeview, it's right across the street from Uptown, specifically across the street from the blocks-long Thorek Hospital parking lot. And that brings us to a thought:
- With the new TOD ordinance giving incentives to developers who build near rapid transit hubs, such as the Sheridan Red Line station, might Thorek Hospital finally start developing the long-empty lots it's been land-banking for years?