Developer Live Once LLC has revealed plans to develop an all-residential condo building at 4531 N Western Avenue. Located in Lincoln Square, the new construction will replace two existing three-story structures. The plan will require a rezoning from B3-2, Community Shopping District, to B2-3, Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. 

4531 N. Western AvenueVari Architects

The new building will rise 55 feet and hold exclusively condominiums. The four-story structure comes from Vari Architects, with the exterior design consisting of a brick cladding punctured by windows with a metal clad vertical element running up the center of the front facade. Balconies will flank the north and south corners of the building facing the street. 

The eight condo units will all have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the upper six units having private balconies. Eight parking spaces will be located in an interior garage accessed from the alley. Four bike parking spaces will also be located inside the garage. Sustainable elements of the project include EV charging stations, bird-friendly design and high-efficiency HVAC systems. 

Typical Floor Plan of 4531 N. Western AvenueVari Architects

The development will require approvals from the local alderman and the Committee on Zoning, with a final greenlight from the Chicago City Council. Construction is expected to begin mid-2022, with work estimated to be complete by the end of 2023. No permits have been filed for the demolition of the existing structures.