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Near West Design Review Case Report

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE

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Project Information

Near West Case #  NW 2014-028

Address: 6605 Clark Avenue
Company: Colombo Enterprises, Inc.
Architect: C.L. Helt Architects, Inc.
Description:

Proposed construction of a 9,025 s.f. Family Dollar Discount store with 25 parking spaces on the southwest corner of the Clark Avenue-West 65th Street intersection.

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Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: November 24, 2014
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
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Date: December 10, 2014
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Tabled
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Committee moved to table sponsor's proposed building and site design until such time that revised plans are prepared & submitted that address the Committte's issue of moving the building footprint to the Clark Avenue and West 65th Street property lines, so as to realize a pedestrian and transit-friendly design.  The Committee found the proposed building's setbacks contained on the sponsor's initials submission to be out of character with respect to the urban context the neighborhood and its community development corporation are trying to achieve, both at this key neighborhood intersection and elsewhwere along Clark Avenue.

Date: February 18, 2015
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
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Date: February 25, 2015
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Tabled
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Committee moved to table action on the sponsor's re-submitted proposal, noting that it did not address the chief issue of moving the building footprint to the Clark Avenue-West 65th Street right-of-way lines, so as to realize a more accommodating pedestrian and transit friendly design.  This action was taken with the understanding that the project sponsor shall engage his engineering consultant to render alternative site design layouts that address the Committee's concerns.  The project sponsor agreed to appear at the Committee's March 11th meeting with said revisions.

Date: June 3, 2015
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
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Date: June 10, 2015
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
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Committee moved to approve the project design with the understanding that the sponsor: (1) revise the current site plan to refelct narrower driveway apron dimensions (e.g., 30' rather than the 40' wide dimension shown) for the Clark Ave. & W. 65th St. entrances; (2) provide a grading plan w/correct elevations to accurately depict final site contours; (3) correct the finished floor line elevations depicted on the site plan; (4) make the necessary changes to all four building elevations depicted so that they correspond to the actual Clark Ave./West 65th St. elevations; and, (5) provide an elevation/perspective view of the proposed dumpster screening structure.

 
Date: July 17, 2015
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Approved
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