Welcome to the Avondale Zoning Committee (AZC) webpage. The committee reviews zoning applications in consultation with the various ward offices in Avondale. We provide information to the community by explaining what zoning change is requested and the implications for our neighborhood. AZC encourages residents, especially those living closest to the affected area, to voice concerns or support for new project proposals. Click on the link below to learn more about Avondale History and learn zoning terminology.
Avondale uniquely stretches across five Chicago Wards. Each office has their approach to collecting feedback. Please visit their website for more info.
Alderman Felix Cardona, Jr. https://www.felix31.org/
Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras https://www.30thwardchicago.com/
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa https://www.carlosrosa.org/
Alderman Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez https://33rdward.org/
Alderman Scott Waguespack https://www.ward32.org/
The AZC review is guided by Avondale’s zoning principles listed below. AZC strives for complete transparency of proposals to all stakeholders, including government representatives, residents, developers, contractors, attorneys, and the media. These principles include, but are not limited to:
When possible, reuse and preserve of existing structures to maintain the character of the neighborhood
A limit on new construction to four stories to prevent a canyon effect
New development design should fit with the character of surrounding building stock
Discourage demolition without plans for replacement structures to eliminate vacant unused property
Curb cuts at the sidewalks are prohibited as they harm pedestrian safety, unless absolutely necessary
Support and advocate for the implementation of Chicago’s affordable housing ordinance
Applicant is looking to construct a new, 5-story building with retail on the ground floor and 24 dwelling units above at the empty lot next to the Ace Hardware site. 20% affordable units will be provided on site.
A Public Community Meeting has been scheduled for the proposal located at 3219 N Elston. The meeting will be held Wednesday, December 7th from 6pm to 7pm. Neighbors can register to attend this virtual meeting at this link (https://bit.ly/PCM3219NElston) and they can register a question or comment at this link (https://bit.ly/QA3219NElston). Please contact 33rd ward office with any further questions at 773.840.7880 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The redevelopment of Avondale’s “Belmont Triangle” will be subject to a community visioning process. The community engagement process will seek input on opportunities to redevelop approximately four acres of vacant land within the block bounded by Belmont Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and Pulaski Road to create a community-led vision for the site.
The survey below provides community members the opportunity to inform the project team of the their concerns for the current site and provide feedback regarding preferred future development opportunities. The survey will be open for two weeks and closes on June 6, 2022.
A virtual community meeting will be held on Tuesday November 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm regarding a zoning change request from Metric Coffee, for the property located at 3110-12 N. Kedzie Ave. Metric Coffee, will present information on their proposal; an adaptive reuse of the Olde Chicago Antiques building for a coffee roastery and café with retail food sales as well as indoor and outdoor dining. Metric is also seeking a packaged goods license to sell craft beer which will require the Kedzie moratorium be lifted
Project Update: Denied.
Please be advised that a community meeting will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in a virtual, Zoom setting to discuss a proposed development at 3310 N. Harding Ave., Chicago, IL. The proposed new construction would consist of 3 dwelling units in a 2 story building.
Residents who cannot attend this meeting may still provide input via a phone call or e-mail to the 30th Ward Alderman at email@example.com until Thursday, May 13, 2021.
Project Update: Approved
Redevelopment of an older structure, 6 unit housing development with a rooftop deck. Redevelopment of an older structure, which would help beautify the north side of Belmont. Plus, sufficient on-site parking; with 4 tandem spaces, a total of 10 parking spaces will be provided for 6 dwelling units.
Project Update: Approved
The existing mixed-use building with two (2) commercial spaces and two (2) apartments will remain. The applicant would like to lawfully establish one of those apartments. The applicant would also like to build a 3-story addition at the rear of the building located at 3504 N. Elston. The ground floor of the addition will be a garage, while the second and third floors will consist of one (1) dwelling unit. The applicant will reside in the proposed, 3rd dwelling unit.
Project Update: Denied
There is an informational meeting to gather community feedback on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m on the property located at 3059-61 North Washtenaw Avenue. The property owner and its representatives will be present to describe the requested zoning change and to answer any questions the community might have.
More information can be found here: https://33rdward.atlassian.net/l/c/JC7koAxM
Project Update: Approved and under construction
The Alderman is seeking resident input on a new development along Milwaukee Ave. Click on the button below to express concerns or support for the project.
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