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Alderman OKs New Broadway Development Modified After Community Concern

6145 N. BroadwayA proposed residential building at 6145 N. Broadway has been significantly modified after developers, City Pads LLC and Catapult Real Estate Solutions LLC, heard residents concerns at a meeting last September. Most complaints were about the high number of studio apartments and the ‘look’ of the structure.

At a second meeting held last week about the development, new plans were presented to residents. The initial design of the building included 187 apartments (80% of which were studios) and 60 parking spaces. The new plans call for only 105 apartments, 43% studio, 38% one-bedroom, 19% two-bedroom and 45 parking spaces. Modifications were also made to the exterior of the complex.

“After hearing concerns from neighbors about density, resulting impact on neighborhood street parking, and a low concentration of one- and two-bedroom units that would suit families, the development team modified their proposal,” said Alderman Harry Osterman in a statement.

The project calls for the tear down of the current building and will include 3,700 sq. ft. of first-floor commercial space. Rents are expected to be around $1,200 for a studio, $1,700 for a one-bedroom and $2,000 for a two-bedroom.

“After receiving overwhelming support from the community in a vote at last week’s meeting, I am in support of this development moving forward,” added Osterman. “I think this will be a solid development that will bring vibrancy to the Granville and Broadway area of our community.”

The developer will also follow the Alderman’s request to make 10% of the units affordable housing according to Chicago’s ARO ordinance.


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