Sometimes we here at UU get caught up in covering the big projects, and smaller ones get short shrift. Our northernmost editor insisted we cover these two projects in the northern half of Uptown.
The first is the new condo building at 1462 W. Winnemac. Developed by Star Properties Corporation, this good looking new building replaces a little cottage style home:
While we are very much in favor of preservation, there is no doubt that the additional density at this prime location makes perfect sense. Here's a look at the building today:
The second is a gut rehab of 1218-1222 W. Winnemac. Sold for $1,625,000 in 2021, this vintage apartment building is undergoing a needed full rehab. While painting over brick is a bit questionable, it certainly looks more modern and makes the building stand out in a block of similar buildings. The rehab is by a private owner.
Finally, a bit south on Winthrop, a perpetually empty lot is finally rising. 4725 N. Winthrop, which looked like this for over 30 years:
was bought in 2021 and now looks like this:
All good things, and we welcome all the new neighbors to come!