The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a variance for a mixed-use project at 1800 W. Berenice Avenue.  Led by Landrosh Development, the new building will replace an existing one-story masonry building. Located at the intersection of N. Ravenswood and W. Berenice Avenue, the new project site was approved for a zoning change from B2-1.5 to B2-3 this past March. 

Designed by SGW Architecture and Design, the project will rise 80 feet over the course of six floors. The building’s scope will encompass approximately 3,000 square feet of ground food retail, roughly 10,000 square feet of private office suites on the second floor of the building, and 44 residential units above.

1800 W. Berenice AvenueSullivan Goulette Wilson Architects

On the ground floor, retail space will face N. Ravenswood Avenue, while parking for 25 cars will be provided behind the retail at grade. A parking lot behind the project is not part of the development. 40 bike parking spaces will be included in the project for tenants’ use. 

Spread between the third through sixth floors, the residential unit mix will include four studios, 36 one-bedrooms, and four two-bedroom residences. Eight of the apartments will be designated as affordable. The building will be topped by a green roof and the west wall of the parking garage will feature a mural.

Site Plan for 1800 W. Berenice AvenueSullivan Goulette Wilson Architects

The variance approved by the ZBA allows for the building’s rear setback to be reduced from the required 30 feet down to 16.5 feet. With this approval and a demolition permit in hand, work can move forward on site. Permits for the foundation and full building have been filed and are awaiting issuance. A completion date has not been announced.