Affordable housing developer The Resurrection Project is planning their next project at 2136 S. Ashland. Located at the southwestern corner of S. Ashland Ave and W. 21st Pl, the proposal will occupy a large vacant site across from Benito Juarez Community Academy.
While an architect has not been identified, the new building is set to rise 7 floors, delivering 100 residential units. Located along busy S. Ashland Ave, the ground floor will not have commercial space, but wording in the drafted Planned Development would allow for artist live/work units and a community center on the ground floor. Parking for 32 cars will be located on a surface lot on the west side of the property, with parking for 100 bikes also provided.
Dubbed Casa Yucatan, the building will rise 86 feet, clad in an arrangement of precast concrete panels and aluminum windows. The building will setback along W. 21st Pl to offer a small, landscaped entry plaza.
To allow for the project, the developers are seeking to rezone the site from M1-1 to B2-3 with an overall Planned Development designation. The proposal will need approvals from Chicago Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, and City Council.