Mayfair Civic Association to discuss plans for affordable senior housing on Pulaski Road
by BRIAN NADIG
A proposed five-story affordable senior housing project at 4625-55 N. Pulaski Road and design plans for the new Kedvale Triangle Park will be discussed at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave.
Plans call for 72 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom apartments to be constructed on the overflow parking lot for the underutilized 17th (Albany Park) Police District station, 4650 N. Pulaski Road. The lot usually floods and is rarely filled with no more than a few vehicles. The city is planning to sell the 43,760-square-foot parcel to the project’s developer, the Eastlake Management and Development Corporation.
The $25.6 million project would include 30 on-site parking spaces, which would be accessible from a driveway on Leland Avenue. There also would be an outdoor courtyard and a covered area where tenants could be dropped-off and picked-up.
The apartments would range in size from 673 to 907 square feet, and the monthly rents would start at about $750.
The project is contingent on a zoning change and an array of financing, including the allocation of Chicago housing tax credits and a tax increment financing loan.
Meanwhile, renderings for two proposed designs for the recently dedicated Kedvale Triangle Park at 4546 N. Kedvale Ave. will be presented at the meeting. The park hasn’t been officially named yet. Some of the proposed amenities for the park include a nature play area, a community plaza, a drinking fountain, benches, bike racks, a garden path and a pavilion. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration was held on Sept. 28.
The civic association and Mayfair Park Advisory Council led the effort to acquire the 11,553-square-foot parcel and convert it into a park. Residents and merchants raised about $50,000, which went toward the total acquisition costs of about $400,000.
Also on the same day at the Irish-American center, the 17th District will hold a community meeting on its 2020 strategic plan at 6 p.m.