East Side Apartment Proposal Held by Committee
New Land Enterprises was before the committee requesting a change in zoning to construct a 5-story apartment building to be located on North Farwell Avenue and East Kenilworth. Although the current zoning would allow for 33 units New Land Enterprises intends for 91 units to be constructed. Individual units would range in size from 560 square feet to 850 square feet and would include one parking spot. It was generally accepted by the committee that this plan for higher density with smaller units would in fact be better for the neighborhood.
New Land Enterprises’ has held three meetings with local stakeholders, including the East Side BID, and faced no opposition at the City Plan Commission. Jim Plaisted, East Side BID Executive Director, lent his support to the project stating “we feel this is a quality infill development.”
The committee held the file allowing Alderman Kovac to hold the “informational meeting,” but they clearly indicated that it will be moved forward at the next committee meeting. Specifically, Alderman Tony Zielinski ended the discussion by stating “when this comes before the committee next cycle we are approving it.”