LINCOLN PARK — Living above a donut shop could be either highly dangerous or fantastic, depending on how you look at it.
A couple residents will get the opportunity to live above the Glazed and Infused Lincoln Park location next to the Armitage Brown Line stop, 939 W. Armitage Ave., if a developer gets the zoning approval it needs.
Kyle Glascott, with Chicago-based developer Glascott & Associates, is seeking a zoning change to fix up the two apartments above the doughnut shop. He presented his plans to a couple dozen residents at a RANCH Triangle neighborhood group Monday evening at Adams Playground Park, 1919 N. Seminary Ave.
When the CTA took over the building to expand the "L" platform, the agency cut into part of the building and left the top floors as storage, Glascott explained. It has remained that way since then.
Glascott would like to restore the two apartments on the top floors and rent them out. Though his company won't be altering the height or the exterior facade of the landmark-protected building, a zoning change is needed to get the minimum lot area that's necessary to restore the two apartments, according to his attorney, Andrew Scott.
Residents in attendance were largely supportive of Glascott's plans.
"We were surprised that they weren't apartments to begin with," said Chuck Griffin, member of the RANCH Triangle group.
However, one resident did provide one suggestion, which was for Glascott to beautify the wall of the building that faces the "L" tracks.
Glascott said he would work with Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) and the residents to make the side of the building more attractive for train riders.
If the members of the RANCH Triangle group and Smith approve Glascott's plans, the developer will seek approval and proper licensing from the city.
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