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Check Out Renderings of Proposed Developments Near Wilson Red Line Stop

By Mina Bloom | July 15, 2015 4:34pm

UPTOWN — With the Wilson Red Line getting a $203 million makeover — the biggest overhaul in CTA history — and two developments proposed near the station, Wilson Avenue could see a revival.

Ald. James Cappleman's (46th) office released renderings of the proposed developments Wednesday afternoon.

Cedar Street Co., which operates the FLATS brand, wants to build a seven-story transit-oriented development close to the Wilson Red Line at 1050 W. Wilson Ave. and another seven-story development on the same block at 975 W. Wilson Ave., according to Cappleman's office.

The prolific developer continues to snatch up properties in Uptown and other North Side neighborhoods. In early July, Cedar Street bought two properties near the Lawrence Red Line — a long-vacant property across from the Aragon Ballroom and a parking lot for a combined $2.7 million. 

1050 W. Wilson Ave.

A rendering of the front of 1050 W. Wilson Ave. [All photos/Ald. James Cappleman's office.]

Another view of 1050 W. Wilson Ave.

The transit-oriented proposal includes 102 residential units and 21 parking spaces, according to Cappleman's website. The property at 1050 W. Wilson Ave. is currently a parking lot.

Cedar Street is seeking a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-5 to move the project forward. The next step is for the developer to present its plans to the Truman Square Neighbors block club and the 46th Ward's zoning and development committee in the coming weeks.

Jay Michael, partner at Cedar Street Co., said they hope to integrate the existing Wilson Theater, which is more than a century old, into the plans.

For the full proposal, visit the alderman's website.

975 W. Wilson Ave.

A rendering of 975 W. Wilson Ave.

Cedar Street Co. is seeking the same zoning change for its proposal at 975 W. Wilson Ave., and plans to meet with the Clarendon Park Neighborhood Association group and the zoning committee soon.

The proposal includes 138 residential units and 52 parking spaces, according to Cappleman's office. It can be found on the alderman's website.

"Although we are only in the exploratory phase of the process, we are very excited by the idea of bring new and innovative housing to the ward," Michael said in an email.  "We believe that both of these sites are ideal for housing and will contribute nicely to the Wilson street corridor and the city’s planned Wilson street CTA station."

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