City Council has approved the rezoning of 3431 N. Ashland Ave, clearing the way for a proposed residential development. Measuring 12,832 square feet, the rectangular site is located midblock between the CTA Brown Line tracks and W Cornelia St.  The proposed construction is being developed by 3443 N Ashland Land Owner LLC. 

3431 N. Ashland AveStudio Dwell Architects

Designed by Studio Dwell Architects, the five-story building will hold 42 dwelling units, no retail space, and parking. The unit mix will consist of 20 one-beds and 22 two-bedroom configurations. 12 exterior car parking spaces will be placed along the alley, with three of them having hookups for EV charging stations. The ground floor will offer tenants a community room, mail and package room, and an interior bike room with 51 spaces. Select units will have access to private balconies.

3431 N. Ashland AveStudio Dwell Architects

The 59-foot-tall project is one of three developments along this stretch of N. Ashland Ave. A project at 3415 N. Ashland Ave is currently 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 approval of the rezoning of the property from C1-2 to B2-3, the project can proceed. An existing one- and two-story building that contained offices and a printing plant will be demolished. Since our initial article on the proposal, demolition permits have been filed and are still awaiting issuance.

3433 N. Ashland Ave (left) and 3431 N. Ashland Ave (right)Studio Dwell Architects