The Michaels Organization has proposed a new mixed-use development at 250 W. 22nd. Located just east of S. Princeton Ave the project site is currently home to the Chinese Community Center, run by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Chicago. Set to be given space inside the new building, the existing building will be demolished to make way for the new development.
Designed by WJW Architects, the CCBA Apartments will stand seven stories high, holding 52 apartments with 15,000 square feet of space on the lower floors for the Chinese Community Center. The residential unit mix will consist of 17 one-beds, 19 two-beds, and 16 three-beds. Rising 80 feet, the building’s base will be clad in brick with upper floors encased in metal paneling. Residents will have access to 11 car parking spaces and 52 bike parking spaces.
The developer will need to rezone the site from B3-t to a Planned Development requiring approvals from the Chicago Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, and City Council. If all goes well, construction could begin in Summer 2024 and last 18 months. Completion is expected by the end of 2025.