If, like us, you have been waiting patiently for the demise of one of Uptown's most unsightly strip malls, today was your day.
The project by Mavrek Development is known as Forty Five-01. It is being built as of right and will feature rental units. It replaces a particularly unsightly strip mall that, paired with the strip mall directly north, has been a dreary stretch of Uptown for many years.
While Clark Street is garnering headlines, the Clarendon Park section of Uptown is also hot, with this development, the upcoming 4600 N. Marine (where another reader writes she saw construction vehicles earlier today), the senior affordable housing development at 835 W. Wilson and 4447 N. Hazel, which is set to start any day.
It's a great time to be in Uptown.