Meeting on bid to build six-flat set


A six-unit apartment building would replace a 94-year-old house at 6428-30 N. Northwest Hwy. under a proposal which the 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Board will hear at its June 4 meeting.

The four-story brick building would be constructed on a 6,293-square-foot parcel at the southwest corner of Devon Avenue and Northwest Highway. The site is next to two one-story office buildings, one of which is adjacent to a four-story condominium building at 6330-46 N. Northwest Highway.

The building would have balconies and six parking spaces, including three interior ones. Access to the parking would be from a rear alley.

The proposal calls for the site to be rezoned from B3-1 to B2-2, which permits ground-floor residential use in a business district. The existing zoning allows a maximum of two living units on the site and requires commercial use on the first floor unless a special use is obtained from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The board makes recommendations on zoning issues to Alderman Mary O’Connor. O’Connor’s chief of staff Lisa Ryan said that the board typically holds two or three meetings on a proposal before voting on it.

The meeting, which will be the board’s first on the Northwest Highway proposal, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Olympia Park fieldhouse, 6566 N. Avondale Ave. No other items are on the agenda.