Developer Wemi Properties LLC has proposed the adaptive reuse of 4655 N. Broadway. Located at the southeast corner of N. Broadway and W. Leland Ave, the site is currently occupied by an existing two-story building that will be rehabbed.
With Yu & Associates Collaborative as architects, the project will add three stories to the existing building, topping out at 71 feet. Rising 5 floors, the existing facade will be restored and rebuilt, with the addition on top being clad in light gray brick and metal paneling.
The ground floor will have two retail spaces facing N. Broadway and W. Leland Ave totaling 4,000 square feet. The rest of the small footprint will have a residential entry off W. Leland Ave and space for trash, bike parking and the elevator lobby. This project will have zero parking spaces.
Above the ground floor, four floors of units will total 24 apartments, with five of them set aside as affordable. The unit mix will consist of 4 studios, 16 one-beds, and 4 two-bedroom configurations.
To allow for the project, the developer is seeking to rezone the site from B3-2 to B2-5. The development will need to receive aldermanic support before heading to City Hall for approvals from the Committee on Zoning and City Council.