Apartments planned for former Deville auto site
by BRIAN NADIG
A 16-unit apartment complex is planned for the site of the former Deville Automotive, 3636 N. Harlem Ave., according to Alderman Nicholas Sposato (38th).
A permit to demolish the former car repair and sales facility at the southwest corner of Harlem and Waveland avenues was issued on Feb. 28.
A zoning change is not required for the project, as the site’s B2-3 zoning permits ground-floor residential use in a business district.
It is believed that the parcel was rezoned to B2-3 in the mid-2000s when an adjacent property at 3630 N. Harlem Ave., where a five-story residential building was later built, also was rezoned.
Sposato said that the development would consist of four four-flats and 20 parking spaces. He said that the project was "very well received" at a Feb. 19 community meeting which he held at Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St.
In other news, Sposato has scheduled a follow-up community meeting on a proposal to convert a two-flat at 5339 W. Montrose to a legal three-flat. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long Ave.
No exterior construction to the building is planned, and the additional living unit would be located in the basement, Sposato said.