UPTOWN — New plans for Pensacola Place involve building new townhomes and addtional housing, renderings released at a meeting earlier this month show.
During the meeting at Pensacola Place, at 4334 N. Hazel St., the building's new owners, Waterton Associates, presented amendments to the original plan for the development from 1973 that included building townhomes in places that had been designated for commercial use, adding other housing and additional "changes and upgrades."
The plans were presented to Buena Park Neighbors and Clarendon Park Neighbors, and the amendments were approved by Ald. James Cappleman, at the meeting on Nov. 16, according to the alderman's website.
The new plans did not require a zoning change, but did require the alderman's approval. Cappleman had sought the two groups' input before he signed off on the proposal, according to an email from Buena Park neighbors that was sent before the meeting.
Developers estimate work on the new plans should take up to two years beginning in spring 2016, according to a spokeswoman for the alderman.
In April, Waterton Associates announced they had bought the building and were planning to upgrade "the building's common area and amenities, including the fourth-floor outdoor deck and the area alongside the building's outdoor swimming pool by removing an existing tennis court and adding cabanas, fire pits and other features."
Developers anticipate that work to continue from January until June.
Renderings of Pensacola Place:
[renderings courtesy of Brinistool and Lynch Architects]
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