Developer Craig Von Deylen has applied for a zoning variance on the Near South Side along Madison Avenue (page 7) to construct an apartment complex in an empty lot. Interestingly, the Concord Community Plan calls for commercial property to be installed at this location, however, the staff report mentions the large quantity of unused commercial real estate in the area. It’s a good idea to adjust to current demands forÂ accommodating residential infill, which is a more promising market at this time.Â Shown below is aÂ Preliminary Site Plan and rendering:
The land use plan is relatively standard suburban form. It’s unfortunate that Madison Avenue does not have parallel parking lanes, which hampers the quality of its urban infill projects. However, the proposal has the potential to be one of the most significant investments along the former “Miracle Mile” corridor.