Retail and apartments planned in Sauganash
by BRIAN NADIG
A mixed-used development with nine apartments is being proposed for a parcel at the southwest corner of Pulaski Road and Rosemont Avenue in Sauganash.
Plans call for the existing one-story commercial structures on the 9,309-square-foot site to be demolished to accommodate the construction of a three-story building with 2,628 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, five apartments on the second floor and four dwelling units on the third floor. Plans also call for 11 on-site parking spaces.
In January a portion of the site at 6248-52 N. Pulaski Road was rezoned from B1-1 to B1-2 to accommodate the construction of a mixed-use building with six apartments. The new proposal adds the smaller lot at 6246 N. Pulaski Road to the project, allowing for a larger building.
The smaller lot would be rezoned to B1-2 and combined with the larger lot to the north.
There is no city affordable housing requirement for the project because it would consist of fewer than 10 apartments.
A four-story office building at 6232 N. Pulaski Road, which includes Pan American Bank, is located immediately to the south of the development site.
"They had community meetings (on the proposal), and there was no objections," Alderman Samantha Nugent (39th) said.
New construction projects will hopefully attract new businesses to the area, Nugent said. "East and west of Pulaski people tell me … they want restaurants, a bakery," she said.