UPTOWN — The 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee postponed its vote on an apartment complex proposed for the corner of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road Monday night.
After a lively discussion at Weiss Memorial Hospital between residents, the committee and developers, the committee put off the vote on the project until its next meeting.
"More questions need to be answered," said Tim Harris, a representative from Clarendon Park Neighbors, who heard the proposal at a community meeting last week.
In January, developers pitched an eight-story, 147-unit apartment building for the vacant property at 975 W. Wilson Ave, but the project is now an 11-story building, according to the new proposal.
The changes were made based on feedback from City's Department of Planning and Development and Uptown United.
The 11-story complex would have between 140-155 apartments including a mix of convertible, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, said Alan Schactman, director and residential business leader of Clayco.
The apartments will rent at market rates, meaning a two-bedroom apartment would be about $2,800 per month, he said.
While there was no vote taken at the Clarendon Park Neighbors' meeting, neighbors appeared to be in favor of the proposal, said Harris, adding he discussed the proposal with residents after.
"They like the design," he said. "I've lived here for 19 years, there was a Burger King, the building was then vacant, then changed to El Pollo Loco [and] now it's vacant. No one likes a vacant corner."
One detail questioned various times at the meeting Monday was ow many affordable units the complex will have.
At both meetings, the answer was vague and "non-committal," Hill said.
After the meeting, Schactman said the number of affordable units is "undecided" but developers will work with Ald. James Cappleman (46th) and comply with the city requirements for affordable housing in new developments
The next 46th Zoning and Development Committee meeting will be March 27. Renderings of the project are available here.