Zoning Proposals in Avondale

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Zoning and Construction

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.

District Map

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/

ANA Zoning Principles

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

Current Projects

Encuentro Square

The Encuentro Square project includes 3 residential buildings with 1,2,3-bedromms, space for supportive services, resident community space and other amenities.

Spanish: El proyecto “Encuentro Square” incluye 3 edificios con 1,2,3-recamaras, espacio para servicios de apoyo, espacio comunitario para los residentes, y otras comodidades.

Please submit your feedback below:

3601-3737 N. California Ave.; 2722-2758 W. Addison St.

33rd Ward

Lexington Homes is requesting a rezone of RM-5.5 for this site in order to construct a 6 story apartment building at the corner of California and Addison which will include 269 dwelling units. Their proposal also includes the construction of 88 townhouses along the riverfront. 33rd Ward is now accepting online feedback for the proposed development.

3310 N Harding

30th Ward

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 ward30@cityofchicago.org until Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The Zoom Link to gain access to this virtual meeting is listed below:

Topic: 3310 N Harding Time: Apr 29, 2021 05:00 PM

2913-15 W. Belmont

33rd Ward

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.

Click on the link below to learn more about this project and share your feedback.

3502-04 N Elston Ave

33rd Ward

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. The applicant is also seeking a zoning change for additional FAR due to the oddly shaped lot.

Click on the link below to learn more about this project and share your feedback.

3059-61 N Washtenaw Ave

33rd Ward

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

Register for Community Meeting here: http://bit.ly/3059NWashtenawMtg

2901 N Milwaukee Ave

35th Ward

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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