The historic Hollander Warehouse Building located at 2418 N. Milwaukee Avenue, with principal facades fronting both Milwaukee and Fullerton Avenues, in Logan Square will be adaptively reused for a first floor restaurant and boutique offices above. Hollander Storage building was built in 1911 by architect H.H. Mueller and operated by the Hollander family from this location until 2017.
According to developer Mitch Goltz, principal of GW Properties, the existing 5-story brick building will be adaptively reused, while the new construction will be built on the site of the adjacent one-story annex building and parking lot. The new construction will be no taller than the historic 5-story building and no zoning variation is required. The full site is 11,000 square feet.
Goltz told Block Club Chicago that “he and his team are looking forward to preserving the historic building, which he described as ‘iconic.’ The building is in great shape and there are really cool architectural elements inside like marble floors, high ceilings and a safe. It’s an important building in the neighborhood and we’ll do our best to preserve it.” (Bloom, Block Club, 8/8/18)
Preservation Chicago had outreached to 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno and owner David Hollander to encourage a preservation-sensitive reuse of the building and to promote a potential Chicago Landmark designation when the building was first listed for sale. Both Alderman Moreno and David Hollander were open and receptive to the idea. Preservation Chicago encourages the developer to landmark the Hollander Warehouse Building with its highly decorative facades and intact lobby.