EAST VILLAGE — Work is underway on seven new condominiums coming to a stretch of Damen Avenue in the East Village neighborhood just south of Wicker Park.
Expected to be complete this spring, "The Damen Place" at 1046 N. Damen Ave. offers seven condos, which will replace a church at 1042 N. Damen Ave. that was demolished in March.
"It was an old building, it was for sale, we see opportunity. ... It was not functioning as a church, not in good condition, that's why we bought it," Barabakh said.
A work permit dated March 25 listed the estimated cost of the condo project as $894,500 and described "The Damen Place" as a seven-unit masonry building with two detached four-car garages with roof decks, a masonry trash enclosure and solar panels.
Designed by architect John Hanna, the building's front facade would be glass and wood, Barabakh said.
Barabakh said the first floor would offer three three-bedroom duplexes, while the second and third floors would house two two-bedroom simplexes each.
Karen Biazar, a Realtor from Wicker Park's North Clybourn Group, will sell the units, which will start at around $449,000 for the four simplex two-bedroom condos. The three, three-bedroom duplexes, which include basements, will start at $559,000.