A foundation permit has been issued for 1800 W. Berenice. Led by Landrosh Development, the project site is located at the intersection of N. Ravenswood and W. Berenice Avenue. A rezoning of the property from B2-1.5 to B2-3 was approved back in March 2021.
Designed by local firm SGW Architecture and Design, the project will rise 80 feet over the course of six floors. The building’s scope will encompass approximately 3,000 square feet of ground food retail, roughly 10,000 square feet of private office suites on the second floor of the building, and 44 residential units above.
On the ground floor, retail space will face N. Ravenswood Avenue, while parking for 25 cars will be provided behind the retail at grade. A parking lot behind the project is not part of the development. 40 bike parking spaces will be included in the project for tenants’ use.
Spread between the third through sixth floors, the residential unit mix will include four studios, 36 one-bedrooms, and four two-bedroom residences. Eight of the apartments will be designated as affordable. The building will be topped by a green roof and the west wall of the parking garage will feature a mural.
A demolition permit was issued back in December 2021 and a zoning variance was approved this past February. With the foundation permit in hand, general contractor Macon Construction can commence work on the new building. A completion date for the project has not been announced.