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Uptown Project That Would Bring 61 New Homes To Area Stalled For Now

By Josh McGhee | August 2, 2017 9:21am
 The project from Steve Sgouras would bring two 25-unit buildings and 11 townhomes to 4608-4618 North Malden Street, but would require a zoning change.
The project from Steve Sgouras would bring two 25-unit buildings and 11 townhomes to 4608-4618 North Malden Street, but would require a zoning change.
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UPTOWN — A project that aims to bring new apartments and townhomes to a vacant lot on Malden Street in Uptown is on the back-burner for now, according to the 46th Ward office.

The plan from Steve Sgouras to bring two 25-unit buildings and 11 townhomes to 4608-4618 North Malden Street requires a zoning change. The residential building would include 25 parking spaces. The townhomes would have 22 parking spaces with entry from the alley.

A community meeting was held last month to discuss the project and the community "had a lot of questions," said Tressa Feher, chief of staff to Ald. James Cappleman (46th). The developer is now making changes to the plan to address those issues, she said. 

Some Uptown residents, including members of the Magnolia-Malden Neighbors Association, were concerned that the project was too dense. Neighbors also had questions about the developer's plan to allow garage access along Malden Street and setbacks, Feher said. 

The project is "still in the early planning stages" and another community meeting will be set when plans are revised, she said. 

The project is estimated to cost about $9 million and being designed by Z. Feng Architect and Company, according to the development application.

Renderings of the project are included below: