LOGAN SQUARE — A residential project at the southwest corner of Milwaukee and Armitage avenues that was first proposed in July has a new look.
Clayco, the developer behind the project, has agreed to incorporate the historic Weyland Building at 1968-70 N. Milwaukee Ave. into the design after a neighborhood group launched a petition to save the building from demolition.
A rendering of the revised project, which includes the historic Weyland Building. [All photos/Provided]
A rendering of the revised project.
Built in 1907, the Weyland Building's storefronts are currently vacant. The three-story building is not landmarked, but preservationists say it's worth saving for a number of reasons, including that it was designed by architect John Ahlshlager.
Ahlshalger designed several local landmarked buildings including the Logan Theatre and Schulze Bakery in Washington Park.
The developer also scaled down the number of units to 132 from the 140 originally proposed. The building's eight-story height hasn't changed, though it doesn't appear as tall because there are more setbacks from the street.
Since the project is close to the Western Blue Line station, it falls under the transit-oriented development ordinance, which means fewer parking spaces are required. The original proposal called for just 28 spaces, according to Curbed.
A representative for Clayco didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The developer will pitch neighbors on the revised proposal Thursday at a community meeting held at Campbell Terrace Apartments, 2061 N. Campbell Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ald. Joe Moreno's 1st Ward office and West Bucktown Neighborhood Association will host the meeting.
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