The Chicago Plan Commission has officially approved a new transit-oriented development for 1980 N. Milwaukee after developers tweak the building’s design a bit. A new, recently released rendering now incorporates an existing 1907-built building that fronts Milwaukee Avenue, a design change that’s much better than the original rendering provided by Clayco, the developers of the new project.
When finished, 1980 N. Milwaukee will feature 132 new apartment units, new ground level retail space, and just 17 parking spaces. Future residents at 1980 N. Milwaukee will be just steps from the Western Blue Line station, not to mention just a short walk or bike ride to the heart of the Bucktown-Wicker Park neighborhoods, as well as the 606 Trail, which has become the west side’s hottest outdoor amenity since its debut a couple years ago.
1980 N. Milwaukee will also be only just a block from another transit-oriented development currently under construction, The Western, located at 1920 N. Milwaukee.