A mixed-use development has been proposed at 1542 N. Wells. Fronting N. Wells St, the project site is a 50-foot-wide lot with no alley access. Currently occupied by a one-story building and a two-story building, the property would be cleared to make way for the new construction. Zach Waickman of GLP is the developer behind the proposal.
With UrbanWorks in charge of the architecture, the five-story building has been designed to fit into the neighborhood character, sporting a dark gray brick facade, topped with a dark metal cornice and articulated with a dark stone base. Punched windows openings will interrupt the masonry on the upper residential floors, while a glass storefront system will enclose the ground-floor retail space. A line of balconies will be inset into the street-facing facade for select units in the building.
The preliminary design calls for 16 residential units on the upper floors, with four rental apartments per level. The unit mix will consist of 8 one-bedrooms measuring 675 square feet and 8 two-bedrooms measuring 900 square feet. The four two-bedroom units facing the street will be the select units to have