Developer SNS Realty Group has proposed revisions to their residential development at 2429 W. Fullerton. Located at the southeastern corner of W. Fullerton Ave and N. Campbell Ave, the site is currently a vacant lot.
Designed by Red Architects, the proposal is an all-residential building due to the lack of demand for commercial space and already-empty spaces nearby. Rising five floors, the building will include 38 residential units (up from 36), split into 20 one-beds, 16 two-beds, and two three-bedroom apartments. As part of the proposal, 7 of the units will be set aside as affordable. Residents will have access to 19 car parking spaces (down from 21) and a dedicated bike room for 24 bicycles (down from 39).
Topping out at 72 feet, the ground floor was previously sunk by a few feet to make the massing of the building appear closer to a four-story building but is now back up to be even with grade. The ground floor will have a community room space overlooking the corner of W. Fullerton Ave and N. Campbell Ave, with two three-bedroom apartments finishing out the W. Fullerton Ave Street frontage. The residential entry will face N. Campbell Ave and the previously sunken parking will now be a surface lot that is partially underneath the footprint of the building.
Up above, the massing has changed from a pure rectangle, with indents added along the north elevation to incorporate balconies into the facade for residents. Apartments facing the back of the building will have metal hanging balconies.
To allow for the development, SNS Realty Group is requesting a zoning change from B3-1 to B2-3. The developers are still looking to gain approval from the alderman, with another 6-9 months expected for the formal rezoning and variance process afterwards. Assuming all approvals go to plan, construction will take a year, putting the project at completion around Spring 2025.