Groundbreaking Timeline Announced for 3636 N Lake Shore Drive in Lake View East
Alderman Cappleman has announced that 3636 N Lake Shore Drive in Lake View East will commence construction during the fourth quarter of this year. The developer for this mixed-use proposal is City Club Apartments, who has planned two new structures to rise on the property. One will be a 19-floor building and the other will be a six-story building, measuring 228 feet and 75 feet, respectively. The two together will house 333 residential units total, along with a 5,000 square-foot restaurant. The residential unit breakdown will include studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences. There will be 145 parking spaces underground and 50 bike parking spaces.
The proposed design by BKV Group features a central courtyard with ample vegetation and outdoor lounge areas. The tower base will be arranged as a set of two-story townhomes that are meant to mirror the surrounding low-rise streetfronts. The remaining height of the taller tower will be set back from the base and will be clad in a glass curtain wall lined with residential balconies. Its parapet will be inset from the roofline and be curvilinear to provide a distinct crown shape. Meanwhile, the shorter building on the other side of the courtyard is clad in a mix-tone masonry facade with protruding glass balconies.
Other residential amenities include an indoor pool and spa, a fitness center, a yoga studio, and a lounge area. The tower also has a sky club on the 15th floor.
The main residential entry will be on the ground floor of the building, facing a reworked cul de sac between the existing New York Private Residences and the new construction. The restaurant will be accessible at the corner of W Waveland Avenue and N Lake Shore Drive. Parking and private access drive will be accessible from a service drive that goes through the cul de sac south to the southwestern corner of the property, where the garage entry is below grade.
The CTA provides multiple bus and train routes near the site. The Lake Shore and Waveland stop, located directly adjacent to the site, has routes 135, 146, 151, and 152. The 36 CTA bus route can be reached within a five-minute walk from the site at Broadway and Waveland. The Addison CTA L station, serviced by the Red Line, is a 13-minute walk away. This station provides access to multiple other CTA bus routes as well.
The new development will meet sustainability goals by achieving a Green Globes 2-Globes certification. The plan will provide 11 ARO units per the affordable housing requirement, only needing to meet 10 percent of the units added to the number allowed from the old Planned Development designation. These 11 units will be on site and marketed to incomes at 60 percent Area Median Income.
According to Alderman Cappleman, construction on the approximately $100 million development will begin later this year and is expected to last for 21 months, with sights set on a late summer 2024 opening.
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