A single-story building at the northwest corner of Southport and Belmont avenues in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood has been tapped for redevelopment. The old structure at 3200 N. Southport was previously home to the Flat Top Grill and has been vacant for some time.
Its replacement, based on a zoning application filed with the City of Chicago, could be a five-story building featuring 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space topped by 24 rental units. Chicago-based Jonathan Splitt Architects would oversee design duty.
Due to its proximity to the Southport CTA station, the proposal qualifies as a Transit-Oriented Development. As a result, the new building would provide just seven ground floor parking spaces for its tenants.
A public meeting to discuss the development will t00k place on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Butcher’s Tap located at 3553 N. Southport. The plan will require a zoning change to move forward as proposed.