Tuesday, June 14, 2022

46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee Approves Immaculata Redevelopment


Immaculata proposal for 640 W. Irving Park

The 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee met via Zoom this evening to discuss and vote on the Immaculata proposal, which has been debated for over 2 years and undergone multiple revisions along the way due to neighborhood feedback. 

The proposal, which seeks to add senior housing in the historic Immaculata building and a newly built tower at the center of the large complex, recently gained the support of local block club Buena Park Neighbors. We hear that, after a long discussion including voices pro- and con-, the committee voted to approve the development with a final vote of 21-6 with several abstentions.

Although the project still needs aldermanic and City Council approval, the vote in favor is an important step forward. We think the location is being put to good use, adding necessary additional senior housing/memory care for our ever-increasing aging population.

1 comment:

  1. I'm somewhat surprised this went relatively smoothly. I expected that the Buena Park Nimbys would put up more opposition.

    It's a good development and good for Uptown.