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Developer Plans 111 Apartments at 19th and Sangamon in Pilsen

By Stephanie Lulay | June 9, 2015 5:53am
 A developer plans to develop 111 units at 19th and Sangamon streets in Pilsen.
A developer plans to develop 111 units at 19th and Sangamon streets in Pilsen.
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PILSEN — A developer plans to redevelop an existing vacant building on 19th Street into 111 apartments, officials confirmed Monday.

River West-based Baum Development plans to develop 111 units in an existing building at 19th and Sangamon streets in Pilsen. Neighbors living near the site received noticed that the developer would seek a zoning change to redevelop the site last week.

If new zoning is approved, the developer plans to add a sixth floor to the existing five-story building at 931 W. 19th St., while rehabbing the existing building. Plans also call for 70 parking spaces to be developed on a vacant parcel south of the building and 70 bicycle parking spaces to be developed on site.

The existing 98,000-square-foot building, built in 1899, previously housed the HICO Group, a wholesale plumbing fixture business. 

Stephanie Lulay says this is the second large project proposed:

The Pilsen Land Use Committee, the group that reviews new development projects in the neighborhood, will review the project in the next few weeks, said Raul Raymundo, chief executive officer of the Resurrection Project. The committee is made up of representatives from the Resurrection Project, 18th Street Development Corporation, the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and Alivio Medical Center, said Ald. Danny Solis (25th).

"No decision has been made," Raymundo said.

If the committee approves the project, the developer will next meet with the entire community about the plan, Solis said.

Solis has not reviewed plans for the site, he said Monday. The alderman chairs the city's zoning committee.

A developer plans to develop 111 units at 19th and Sangamon streets in Pilsen. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

The 19th Street parcel is managed by Brecom LLC, a company managed by David Baum, according to state records. Baum is president of Baum Realty Group.

Rolando Acosta, attorney for the developer, could not be reached Friday or Monday. Baum was not available to answer questions Monday.

The developer owns the property, according to the zoning letter. 

The 19th and Sangamon development project is the second large-scale residential project to be recently pitched in Pilsen. In May, officials confirmed that New York-based Property Markets Group plans to develop 500 apartments on 6.4 acres of a vacant 7.85-acre site between 16th and 18th streets and Newberry Avenue and Peoria Street.

Raymundo said Monday that the Pilsen Land Use Committee has not yet evaluated the 500-apartment project.

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