|Longford's residential proposal for 4447 N. Hazel (SPACE Architects + Planners)|
From Ald. Cappleman's development page:
Longford Construction is proposing to redevelop the lot where a current church is located on the southeast corner of Hazel and Sunnyside. The new construction would include a 32-unit, 5-story building with 16 parking spaces. To facilitate this project, the developer is requesting a Type-1 zoning change from the current RM-5 to a B2-3 Transit Served Location.
According to the developer's application, the development would include 10% affordable on-site units in exchange for the zoning change request. If no zoning change is granted, no affordable units would be required. The church that currently stands on the site is in housing court with the city due to code violations for deferred maintenance.
We've been told that the church congregation has grown very small over the last decade and thus couldn't afford the extensive repairs required. We believe the church congregation intends to use the proceeds from the sale to fund ongoing worship activities at a new church location.