A new residential building has been proposed at 4553 N. Dover. Located at the southwestern corner of W. Wilson Ave and N. Dover St, the project site is an irregular shape that currently holds a small parking lot and a one-story retail building that currently holds the Mukase African Restaurant. Planned by Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir, the site will be cleared to make way for the new development.
Designed by Axios Architects and Consultants, the building would stand five floors tall and deliver a total of 28 residential units. The unit mix will include 13 one-beds, 7 two-beds, and 8 two-bed plus dens. Residents will have access to 25 car parking spaces and 14 bike parking spaces on the ground floor. Rising 66 feet tall, the building will be clad in a light-colored brick with cast stone banding.
To allow for the construction, the developers are seeking variances to reduce the front setback from 50 down to 15 feet, the side setback from two feet to zero, and the rear setback from 30 feet to 3 feet. They will also be looking to reduce the parking requirement from 28 down to 25, increase the height limit from 60 to 66 feet, and eliminate the required loading berth.
With the current B3-3 zoning designation, the developers are not seeking a zoning change, but the aforementioned variances must be approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals. A timeline for the development has not been announced but permits for the new construction have been filed.