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Apartments Planned For New Sheridan Red Line Development

AJ LaTrace | February 21, 2014 |
[renderings courtesy of AGL|RE Loukas Development]

The recently proposed eight story new construction for the corner of Irving Park and Dakin near Wrigley Field is planned to be a mixed use apartment and retail building according to the developer. Planning the building next to an L station is no coincidence either, as this project joins a litany of other proposed north-side-neighborhood apartment projects that want to focus on transportation oriented development. In addition to quick and easy L access, the developer wants to emphasize bicycle parking, which will be a featured amenity for the project.

[renderings courtesy of AGL|RE Loukas Development]

The developer has also indicated that the contemporary asymmetric glass design is an attempt to make the building stand out from the crowd of other new proposals for the area, and modeled to look similar to award winning designs seen internationally. We think Curbed readers would agree that this building certainly is striking for a neighborhood apartment/retail structure. No details yet on pricing, however the building would contain primarily one and two bedroom apartments. A meeting will be held this coming Monday evening at 7pm at the Weiss Hospital Auditorium where the project will be formally introduced to the public.

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