1415 W. Pratt

Community Meeting January 28 on
Proposed Zoning Change for 1415 W. Morse

The owner of 1415 W. Morse is requesting to a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-3. They are also requesting a rear setback variation, which would reduce the rear yard setback from 30 feet to 10 feet. 

The parcel at 1415 W. Morse has an existing four-story building with a total of 14 residential units and three commercial storefronts facing Morse Avenue. The zoning change would allow the owner to construct on the rear of the building a five-story addition that would comprise of 16 residential 1-bedroom/1-bathroom units.

The zoning change would trigger the Affordable Requirements Ordinance, which means that two units would be set aside as affordable for people making 60% of the Area Median Income. 

The existing four-story building recently underwent a complete renovation. The addition on the rear of the building would be a continuation of the improvements to the property. 

The plans include ground floor parking for 11 vehicles, a roof deck lined with plantings, and the installation of an elevator. The existing building does not have an elevator and only has seven parking spaces. The site is adjacent to the Morse Red Line station, making it a transit-oriented development. 

The rear addition would not be visible from Morse street. The increased height from the addition on the rear building will be offset by the front, thereby decreasing the massing on Morse Avenue. 

The owner will join our office on Thursday, January 28, from 6-7 pm for a community meeting to discuss a proposed zoning change to the site.

Register to attend the community meeting at bit.ly/1415morse. Spanish translation will be available. 

Office Hours*:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Ward Service Office:

1447 W. Morse Ave

Chicago, IL 60626

office@49thward.org

773-338-5796

*Please note the physical office remains

closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Our staff is working virtually from home

and is happy to answer calls and emails.

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