Tuesday, May 3, 2022

After Two Years, Affordable Housing Development Gets the Green Light

835 West Wilson
Brinshore / Landon Bone Architects

We first disclosed the senior affordable housing coming to 835 W. Wilson nearly two years ago. After receiving approval from the City Council in December 2021, the project finally obtained necessary permits this week

The construction start means the lot at 835 West Wilson, which has been empty for over 50 years and previously occupied by the Clarendon Beach Hotel, will be occupied once again, restoring lost density to the flourishing Wilson corridor.

Brinshore / Landon Bone Architects

Brinshore Development LLC is the developer of record and has a history of similar affordable developments. The development is supported by a mix of tax credits and Housing Trust Fund funds from the Illinois Housing and Development Authority.  

835 Wilson will have 73 units in total.  Approximately 30% of the units are designated for residents earning below 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), 50% for residents under 60 percent of the AMI, and 20% for residents under 80 percent of the AMI.  Chicago YIMBY lists 10 studios, 49 one-bedrooms, and 14 two-bedrooms in the development. 

We at Uptown Update look forward to the added density, infill of empty spaces, and increased availability of affordable housing to Uptown's seniors, with more development yet to come... ;)


  1. Is there a waiting list? I would really like to return to Uptown.

  2. I'd suggest contacting the office at 4550 Clarendon, Lake View Towers, since the co-op is partially funding the construction. If they don't have a waiting list, they might know if there is one.