EVA to vote on transit-oriented housing at 1701 W. Division

Monday's East Village Association meeting will include a presentation on proposed changes to the Starbucks coffee shop at 1701 W. Division to accommodate transit-oriented housing.

EVA members will vote on whether to accede to zoning changes. The meeting starts at 7pm in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Plans submitted to EVA show a new 5-story building with a roof deck. FitzGerald Associates Architects says the Starbucks will stay as-is but the current 6 units will be renovated. The new building will have eight 2- and 3-bedroom housing units over one floor of parking.

EVA's vote would be a non-binding recommendation requested by Ald. Proco Joe Moreno. The project requires a zoning change to B3-3 from the current B3-2. Developers plan to use city Transit Oriented Development incentives that reduce parking requirements.

Representing building owner John Kelly at the meeting will be Sara K. Barnes, a partner with the Samuel V.P. Banks law offices, along with the architects.

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