WIN: Historic Façade at former Chicago Printmakers Collaborative at 4640 N. Western Ave to be Restored as Part of New Development

Former Chicago Printmakers Collaborative building prior to restoration, 4640 N. Western Ave. Photo Credit: Google Maps

“A plan to convert a former commercial building into a mixed-use project is advancing after demo permits were issued for the one-story building set to be replaced by a new addition. Located at 4640 N. Western Ave, the existing structure rises directly south of the CTA Brown Line tracks and the Western CTA L station. The existing building is a four-story concrete and brick commercial and storage building.

“A venture by Glascott & Associates, the development will rehab the existing four-story building and construct a five-story addition in place of the one-story building that will be demolished. Expected to rise 67 feet, the project will produce 23 dwelling units, including one ground-floor live/work unit, as well as 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail space.

“With a design by Hirsch MPG, the addition will match the existing structure, creating a cohesive project. The rooftop of the addition will include private terraces and green roofs for those top-floor units. As part of the project, two apartments will be set aside as affordable.

“The development went through a rezoning process in March 2021 to convert the property from B3-2 to B3-3. Zoning variances were tacked on in August 2021 to reduce the rear setback, remove the required loading berth, and allow the live/work unit on the ground floor.” (Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 12/26/21)

Read the full story at Urbanize Chicago

Work imminent on adaptive reuse at 4640 N. Western; The project will convert a former commercial building into 23 residential units, Lukas Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 12/26/21

Former Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Site Slated To Become Mixed-Use Building With Affordable Housing; The Lincoln Square project at 4642 N. Western Ave. will feature two commercial spaces and 23 apartments, Alex V. Hernandez, Block Club Chicago, 2/21/21

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