On Sept. 26, City Council approved a four-story Planned Development at 812-814 Noyes St. A portion of the ground floor will be used as commercial space for a proposed restaurant; the balance of the ground floor will consist of a small lobby, bike storage for 60 bikes, and parking for 35 cars toward the rear of the building. The top three floors will contain 44 residential apartment units: 11 studios, 12 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and 9 three-bedroom units. Four of the units will be affordable in compliance the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. The building will be adjacent to the CTA tracks.

In approving the project, Council granted allowances, such as allowing 44 residential units, when 12 units was the maximum; allowing a building height of 52 feet, when 44 feet was the maximum; and allowing parking for only 35 cars, when 39 was required.

If at some point permits are required to park on the street in the neighborhood, residents of the building will not be able to obtain a permit.