WIN: Historic Morse Avenue Building Will Be Renovated, Not Demolished, with 16-Unit Rear Addition

“A Rogers Park apartment building near the Red Line will get an addition after the project received City Council approval Wednesday.

“Property investor Mark Falanga now can add 16 units to his building at 1415 W. Morse Ave. The addition would bring relatively affordable units near the Morse station and help modernize the existing four-story building.

“Plans call for a five-story structure on the property’s rear parking lot. A ‘bridgeway’ would connect each level of the addition to the existing building. An elevator in the new building would therefore be accessible to the existing structure, making those apartments accessible to people who use wheelchairs for the first time in their history, Falanga said at a previous community meeting.

“Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) favored the project, saying it benefits the neighborhood to add onto an existing building rather than tearing down and replacing a building, or constructing on an empty lot.”

“‘This is the type of smart development that I’m hoping we can see more of in the 49th Ward and around the city,’ Hadden said.” (Ward and Laurence, Block Club Chicago, 5/26/21)

Read the full story at Block Club Chicago

Rogers Park Apartment Building Getting 16 More Units After City Council Approval; The addition would bring 16 relatively affordable units near the Morse Red Line station and help modernize the four-story building, Joe Ward and Justin Laurence, Block Club Chicago, May 26, 2021

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