“Edgewater apartment proposal moves forward with revised design

The latest plan for the former Wing Hoe restaurant site calls for 50 rental units and parking for 25 cars.

August 10, 2021, 12:23pm

The long-discussed redevelopment of Edgewater’s former Wing Hoe restaurant site at 5356 N. Sheridan Road is preparing to move forward with a revised design and a new developer at the helm.

In 2018, MCZ Development first presented plans calling for a four-story, 50-unit rental complex at the southwest corner of Sheridan and Balmoral. Although MCZ’s project passed the city’s Committee on Zoning in late 2019, the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a rear yard setback variance, and the project never got off the ground, according to Dan Luna, chief of staff for Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).

The latest plan comes from Tempus Real Estate Group and 2R/Z Architecture. While the revised proposal still includes 50 apartments, the building now stands five stories—topping out at roughly 74 feet. The transit-oriented development will provide on-site parking for 25 cars and no commercial space. The project falls under the city’s previous affordable housing rules, and five below-market-rate units will be provided on-site, Luna told Urbanize….”

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