A full building permit has been issued for a residential development at 3431 N. Ashland. Measuring 12,832 square feet, the rectangular site is located midblock between the CTA Brown Line tracks and W. Cornelia St. Developed by Contemporary Concepts Inc, the site was cleared of a three-story masonry building after its demolition permit was issued in March.
Designed by Studio Dwell Architects, the five-story building will hold 42 dwelling units, split into 20 one-beds and 22 two-beds. With no retail space, the ground floor will include two residential units, a community room, a mail and package room, and a bike room with 51 spaces. 12 exterior car spaces along the alley will include three EV charging stations. Select units will have access to private balconies.
The 59-foot-tall project is one of three developments along this stretch of N. Ashland Ave. A project at 3415 N. Ashland Ave has been under construction and a future phase at 3443 N. Ashland Ave is also planned. Once all three are complete, the eastern stretch of N. Ashland Ave between the CTA Brown Line tracks and W Cornelia St will be completely redeveloped with new construction.
With City Council’s approval of the project’s rezoning back in February, the development is free to begin construction with issuance of the full building permit. Contemporary Concepts Inc will also serve as the general contractor. A timeline for completion is currently unknown.