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

2837-43 West Belmont

33rd Ward

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 info@33rdward.org.

30th Ward

3425 N. Lawndale (St. Wenceslaus School Building)

Developer is requesting a zoning variation at this site.   The developer intends to convert the existing school building to 36 apartments, 20% being affordable. The existing building will remain, the relief requested is for setbacks to subdivide the school building lot from the church. No new construction is proposed.

Virtual meeting will be held on September 16th. Information for those wanting to attend or submit comment can be found below.

Gordon Tech Redevelopment

35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is asking Irving Park and area residents to complete  below to collect feedback on the redevelopment of the former Gordon Tech High School / DePaul College Prop site located at 3601 N California Ave (Addison and California). Lend your voice to the discussion on what will replace the former DePaul College Prep school on this beautiful 7-acre riverside property. What do you want to see in your community?

3545 W Belmont Ave.

35th Ward

Public hearing will take place on Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the 35th Ward Office - 2934 N Milwaukee Ave. Unit C.  Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the proposed zoning map amendment.

Avondale’s Belmont Triangle

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.

3319 N Elston Ave

33rd Ward

Applicant looks to renovate the existing building and parking lot. The zoning change is to allow commercial uses in a currently zoned manufacturing district. No residential will be provided on site.

Please follow the link to provide feedback: https://33rdward.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/6/group/9/create/10041

2820 N Elston

33rd Ward

Applicant looks to construct a new, 5-story building with retail on the ground floor and 40 dwelling units above. They are looking to provide 25% of the units as affordable on site, majority of two and three bedroom sized units, and anticipate making the commercial space available to local businesses and community groups.

Please follow the link to provide feedback: https://33rdward.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/6/group/9/create/10041

3219 N Elston Ave

33 Ward

Proposal requests to demolish the existing two story building with ground floor commercial and residential units and replace it with a four unit three story luxury condo building, removing the commercial and providing no affordable units.

Please provide feedback to the alderman here: https://33rdward.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/6/group/9/create/10041

3339 N Ridgeway

30th Ward

Residents who were unable to attend community meetings may provide input via telephone or email to the 30th Ward Office, at 773-794-3095 or ward30@cityofchicago.org, until December 23rd.

Please be advised, the Alderman is primarily looking for feedback from residents within 250 ft. of this project. If your home falls within the radius, reach out to the Ward office to provide feedback by December 23, 2021.

3110 N Kedzie Ave, Metric Coffee

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

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

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

2913-15 W. Belmont

33rd Ward

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.

3502-04 N Elston Ave

33rd Ward

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.

3059-61 N Washtenaw Ave

33rd Ward

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

2901 N Milwaukee Ave

35th Ward

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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