The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a set of variances for a mixed-use building as part of the United Yards Invest South/West development. Located at 4703 S. Justine, the project site is at the southeast corner of W. 47th St and S. Justine St. Developed by Celadon Partners and Blackwood Group, the project is part of multiple new and rehabilitated commercial and residential buildings planned near the 47th and Ashland intersection.
Designed by local firm DesignBridge, the mixed-use development will stand six stories tall, with 51 affordable residential units and ground-floor retail space. On the ground floor, the retail space will face W. 47th St, with the residential lobby along S. Justine St. 19 parking spaces will be provided at the back of the site and a bike room will be included inside. The affordable unit mix will consist of 30 one-beds, 11 two-bed, and 10 three-beds. An outdoor terrace and multipurpose room on the sixth floor will be provided as an amenity for residents.
The ZBA approved two variances which allow for the rear setback to be reduced from the required 30 feet down to zero and for the size of the ground floor commercial space to be reduced from the required 2,974 square feet down to 2,667 square feet.
With the variances approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals, the project can move forward with permitting and construction. Construction permits have been filed for the project and are awaiting issuance.