A zoning application has been filed for a residential development at 330 W. Chestnut. Located in the Near North Side, the project site is at the northeast corner of the intersection at W. Chestnut St and N. Orleans St. Planned as a collaboration between Draper and Kramer and BlitzLake Partners, the development would replace a vacant lot adjacent to the elevated CTA tracks.
With a design by FitzGerald Associates Architects, the project will rise nine stories above the street. Rising 125 feet, it will include 129 luxury apartments, while offering 13 car parking spaces and 80 bike parking spaces. On the ground floor, the residential lobby will hold the corner of the building at the intersection of W. Chestnut St and N. Orleans St, and a small retail space will front N. Orleans St. Amenity space and leasing offices will flank the lobby, with parking located at the rear along the alley.
Offering a contemporary take on traditional warehouse architecture, the design is intended to complement the diverse architectural styles found in the surrounding neighborhood. The facade is planned for a mix of metal and glass windows, metal paneling, brick, and stucco. Balconies will be incorporated at the corner of the building above the lobby and along the east facade overlooking the CTA L tracks towards the lake.
The project will provide a mix of convertible, one-bed, and two-bed apartments, with a full suite of amenities. Offerings will include a coworking space, fitness studio, resident lounge, and a landscaped sky terrace.
The developers plan to rezone the site from C1-5 to DX-5 and designate it as a planned development. The proposal will require approvals from the Chicago Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, and full City Council. The project may also go before the Committee on Design. A timeline for construction has not been announced.