As we posted earlier this month, Morningside Development is requesting a zoning change to build a mixed-use residential mid-rise at Sunnyside and Broadway. The preliminary renderings of the building are up on the 46th Ward website. The blurb about 1030 W Sunnyside says,
"Owner, Morningside, is requesting a Planned Development amendment and zoning change on the property south of the former Stewart School from the RT-4 to B2-5 for a proposed TOD (Transit Oriented Development), multi-unit 128 ft. residential building with 144 units, 2,400 sq. ft. of commercial space and 7 parking spaces.We have heard from Ald. Cappleman's office that the approval process will include an open house for community input. Subsequent meetings will be held with Clarendon Park Neighborhood Association, and then the 46th Ward Zoning Committee.
Morningside is planning to honor the Affordable Requirements Ordinance by building all required units onsite. For more information, please see the following documents: 1030 West Sunnyside; 1030 Sunnyside Zoning Application."
Whatever your opinion is of the building in the rendering (and our personal preference would be that it better reflect the vintage buildings around it), the vote is on the proposed zoning change, and not the exterior building as drawn. We are sure that, like nearly every other project, there will be changes and tweaks as it goes through the approval process.
Update: In the comments, Ald. Cappleman wrote on Monday night: "As with every single planned development that we've ever had, there are always changes in the design based on community feedback, as well as from a team of architects from the Dept. of Planning & Development. This project will be no different. When we have our open house, be sure to provide your input. The Dept. of Planning & Development will take your suggestions seriously."