The proposed funding stack has been introduced to City Council for Lakeview Landing, a mixed-use development at 835 W. Addison. Located at the intersection of W. Addison St and N. Reta Ave, the project will replace the existing Lakeview Lutheran Church. The church is collaborating with Evantson-based Over the Rainbow Association to execute the project.

Lakeview Lutheran Church at 835 W. AddisonGoogle Maps

Designed by Weese Langley Weese, the six-story development will include 37 residential units and ground-floor religious assembly space. Rising 69 feet high, the dwellings inside will be disability-accessible affordable rental units. All of the units are 575-square-foot, fully accessible one-bedrooms for residents with income at or below 30% AMI and accessibility needs. The second floor will include a shared laundry room and offices. 

Lakeview Landing at 835 W. AddisonWeese Langley Weese

The project will provide 12 parking spaces, with ten of them located in an interior garage and two outside along the alley with a loading berth. Landscaping will surround the building, with the site design including a pedestrian walkway along the south side of the building.

Lakeview Landing at 835 W. AddisonWeese Langley Weese

The development will allow mobility-impaired adults to direct their own care and live independently in a residential community, as opposed to an institutional setting. Any personal care they may need will be self-directed, but with the assistance from a well-staffed resident service program that provides many quality of life and concierge services. The building will model an independent apartment building but be customized to be universally designed and barrier-free, far exceeding current ADA standards. Specific features will include roll-in showers, pull-under sinks, accessible appliances, lower switches/outlets, windows and door handles. The building will also incorporate a variety of common space and market rate amenities.

Lakeview Landing at 835 W. AddisonWeese Langley Weese

The proposed funding stack would have the city granting the development $5.8 million in Multi-Family Program Funds. Additional funding would include $19 million in IHDA multifamily housing revenue bonds, $11 million in LIHTC funds, and a series of additional loans.

While a timeline for the development is unclear, permits have been filed and are undergoing the review process. Powers & Sons Construction will be serving as the general contractor.