East Garfield Park Community Engagement

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The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is seeking community feedback on three competing development proposals for vacant City land at Lake Street and Kedzie Avenue. The proposals were produced by development and design teams that responded to a DPD Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in August 2022.

The land consists of Sites 1, 2 and 3, each of which represent unique opportunities to:

  • Create a well-integrated mixed-use development that enhances the vibrancy of the Garfield Park community.

  • Implement Equitable Transit-Oriented development principles that enables people the ability to experience the benefits of dense, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development near transit hubs.

  • Expand retail, dining, and neighborhood amenities so that residents can access most of their basic, day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk of their homes.

  • Promote design excellence to ensure development is consistent with the unique context of neighborhood, corridors, and blocks.

  • Enhance housing options for Chicagoans earning up to 60% of the area's median income (up to $62,520 for a family of four).

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PROPOSALS

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CBBC | WATCH VIDEO

The CBBC proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a six-story, 60,020-square-foot, mixed-use building with 52 one- and two-bedroom apartments that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 6,030 square feet of ground-floor retail space for three tenants, potentially including a sit-down restaurant, laundromat and café. The building would also include a central wintergarden and six parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:
Total Units: 52

One Bedrooms: 30
Two Bedrooms: 22
Three Bedrooms: 0


Evergreen/Imagine | WATCH VIDEO

The Evergreen/Imagine proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a seven-story, 72,160-square-foot, mixed-use building with 60 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as two townhomes, that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 1,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a local or start-up business. The building would also include a public plaza adjacent to the Lake Street CTA station entrance and 32 parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:

Total Unit Count: 60

One Bedrooms: 36
Two Bedrooms: 18
Three Bedrooms: 4
For-sale townhomes:2


Michaels/KMW/TruDelta | WATCH VIDEO

The Michaels/KMW/TruDelta proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a seven-story, 78,000-square-foot mixed-use building with 63 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 5,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space for three tenants, potentially including a food-based businesses, restaurant or local start-up. A plaza to be designed with neighborhood input would provide space for outdoor dining and community gathering. The building would also include 16 parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:
Total Unit Count: 63

One Bedrooms: 14
Two Bedrooms: 34
Three Bedrooms: 15


TAKE COMMUNITY SURVEY

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is seeking community feedback on three competing development proposals for vacant City land at Lake Street and Kedzie Avenue. The proposals were produced by development and design teams that responded to a DPD Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in August 2022.

The land consists of Sites 1, 2 and 3, each of which represent unique opportunities to:

  • Create a well-integrated mixed-use development that enhances the vibrancy of the Garfield Park community.

  • Implement Equitable Transit-Oriented development principles that enables people the ability to experience the benefits of dense, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development near transit hubs.

  • Expand retail, dining, and neighborhood amenities so that residents can access most of their basic, day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk of their homes.

  • Promote design excellence to ensure development is consistent with the unique context of neighborhood, corridors, and blocks.

  • Enhance housing options for Chicagoans earning up to 60% of the area's median income (up to $62,520 for a family of four).

TAKE COMMUNITY SURVEY

PROPOSALS

...

CBBC | WATCH VIDEO

The CBBC proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a six-story, 60,020-square-foot, mixed-use building with 52 one- and two-bedroom apartments that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 6,030 square feet of ground-floor retail space for three tenants, potentially including a sit-down restaurant, laundromat and café. The building would also include a central wintergarden and six parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:
Total Units: 52

One Bedrooms: 30
Two Bedrooms: 22
Three Bedrooms: 0


Evergreen/Imagine | WATCH VIDEO

The Evergreen/Imagine proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a seven-story, 72,160-square-foot, mixed-use building with 60 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as two townhomes, that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 1,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a local or start-up business. The building would also include a public plaza adjacent to the Lake Street CTA station entrance and 32 parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:

Total Unit Count: 60

One Bedrooms: 36
Two Bedrooms: 18
Three Bedrooms: 4
For-sale townhomes:2


Michaels/KMW/TruDelta | WATCH VIDEO

The Michaels/KMW/TruDelta proposal would start by developing Site 2 with a seven-story, 78,000-square-foot mixed-use building with 63 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that would be affordable for households earning up to 60% of the area’s median income. The building would include 5,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space for three tenants, potentially including a food-based businesses, restaurant or local start-up. A plaza to be designed with neighborhood input would provide space for outdoor dining and community gathering. The building would also include 16 parking spaces.

Development details for Sites 1 and 3 would be determined at a later date.

Phase 1 Dwelling Unit Composition:
Total Unit Count: 63

One Bedrooms: 14
Two Bedrooms: 34
Three Bedrooms: 15


TAKE COMMUNITY SURVEY

Page last updated: 03 Feb 2023, 01:55 PM