Our neighbor Patricia just sent in this notice regarding a public meeting for a new development proposal at the vacant lot at 1109 Granville & the building at 1101. More details on the project below…
Date: Monday, November 21
Location: Broadway Armory (1st flr) 5917 N. Broadway
Time: 6:30 pm
Project location: 1101 Granville and 1109 Granville
Developers: B& R Developers
Architect: Patrick Thompson of MDT Architects and architect Thom Greene of Greene & Proppe Design.
The proposed project will require a zoning change with approval of neighboring buildings. Proper notice has been sent to all parcel owners within the required distance of the project, by zoning attorney Tom Moore.
Existing Granville properties and condition:
1101 Granville is a two story frame building . The grade level commercial property is occupied by a food store. The second story is long term vacant apartments.Upon professional examination of the structural condition of the property, it has been found hazardous and recommendations to demolish the building. The building has no historical significant value.
1109 Granville is a small vacant lot with no current use.The two parcels will be combined to provide a structure that will improve the community, increase business support, add more spendable income to the area and pedestrian appeal.
The project will consist of building a six story rental building. The building will be a smaller companion to the neighbor building at Winthrop/Granville of thirteen stories, to the Sovereign Hotel at Kenmore & Granville, and to the Granville Condo Building at Broadway/Granville.
Five rental stories will contain 2- 2BR apts ( approx.1,000 sf ea.) and 2-1BR apts (approx 800 sf ea.) per floor for a total of twenty new apartments, all with balconies. The grade level will be designed for restaurant use to complement existing restaurant businesses. (no fast food business).This is in a TOD district (Traffic Orientated Development) which allows less than the city parking requirements due to the location close to CTA.5 Parking spaces will be available. The facade will be brick with detail by the architects to enhance the appearance of Granville.