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Renderings Released Of Development That Could Replace Wing Hoe Restaurant Mansion

Proposed complex on Southwest corner of Sheridan and Balmoral.

 

At a community open house meeting last night, details on the proposed rental project at 5356 N. Sheridan were showcased to the public. The plan calls for the demolition of the mansion that has housed Wing Hoe restaurant since 1971 and replacing it with a new four-story complex.

The developer, MCZ Development, showcased the first renderings of the building at the open house which was held at Tedino’s restaurant. The brick and glass facade structure will have 41 one-bedroom and 9 two-bedroom rentals which all vary in size and shape per floor. There will also be 20 parking spaces made available to occupants.

Wing Hoe restaurant mansion

MCZ, who is also the team behind the Edgewater Medical Center development at 5700 N. Ashland, closed on the property on January 22.  They are currently in the process of changing the zoning from a B3-3 to a transit-oriented development project B2-3 which allows for an all-residential building.

Originally planned to have first floor retail, that idea was scrapped after talking with the 48th Ward office and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce according to MCZ’s attorney, Nick Ftikas of the Law Offices of Sam Banks.

“Everyone seamed comfortable with an all-residential building,” said Ftikas. “There were some concerns about the viability of a retail tenant in the building. So we amended our plan.”

There will also be a a functional rooftop terrace for the residents that will serve as outdoor space for the development. Along Balmoral, the building will be recessed about 9 ft. to allow for a private grassy/garden patio space for first floor units. Some of the rentals will have private balconies overlooking Sheridan.

“One of the things that the architects put some real thought into was how to  distinguish ourselves as new construction as opposed to the taller, older structures nearby,” Ftikas added. “We tried to do something that fit on our side of the block, but also was a little newer in terms of concept. We feel like we did a good job trying to fit new construction into an existing community.”

If approved, the developer hopes to break ground this year after all necessary permits and zoning changes are finalized.

 

Balmoral side of complex.

 

Sheridan side of complex


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