Lake View Hardware Store to Build Up

You can build a lot of things with the supplies found in your neighborhood Ace hardware store.  But a seven-story residential building might cause inventory problems.

Diagram of 3921 North Sheridan

Diagram of 3921 North Sheridan

Say farewell to the Ace Hardware at the corner of Sheridan and Dakin in Lake View.  The owner of the building has bigger plans for this space.  We’re talking 120 apartments over ground floor retail space.  But DIY-ers need not fret.  In the diagrams filed with the city, there is a tiny “Ace Hardware” logo pictured on the retail space; so bigger, better things may be ahead for those of you who like to swing a hammer.

  • Address: 3921 North Sheridan Road
  • Address: 943 West Dakin Street
  • Developer: Lomanto Land Trust
  • Architecture firm: Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
  • Site area: 23,315 square feet
  • Current zoning: B3-5 Community Shopping District
  • Floor area ratio: 5.0
  • Residences: 120
  • Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund payment: $500,000
  • Affordable housing units: 8
  • Auto parking spaces: 14
  • Parking access: via north-south public alley
  • Bicycle parking spaces: 100
  • Loading docks 1
  • Loading dock access: via north-south public alley
  • Maximum height: 92 feet, two inches
  • Roof height: 79 feet, 10 inches
  • Length: 155 feet
  • Width: 148 feet
  • Green roof alert! 9,888 square feet

Location: 3921 North Sheridan Road, Lake View

Author: Editor

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