January 2022 Committee on Design Meeting

The Committee on Design met virtually at 1 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Agenda items and materials are listed below. 

Address (Community Area, Ward) Agenda Description Draft Presentation

1515 and 1641 W. 47th Street and 4701 S. Ashland Ave. - United Yards
(New City, 20th Ward)

United Yards is a $60 million joint venture of Celadon Partners and the Blackwood Group planned for multiple vacant and improved properties near Ashland Avenue and 47th Street. The project will redevelop a vacant, City-owned lot at 1515 W. 47th St. with a 50-unit affordable apartment building that includes a ground floor business hub and youth programming space. Additional phases will revitalize a largely vacant, four-story commercial building at 4701 S. Ashland Ave. with 30 senior rental apartments and ground floor retail space; redevelop vacant land at 1641 W. 47th St. with a pair of affordable, three-flat buildings; and enhance an existing supportive living center at 4707 S. Marshfield Ave. with a ground floor retail space for local businesses, including a custom apparel shop, a bakery and more.

Draft Presentation


Altenheim Line Development Framework Plan
(North Lawndale and East Garfield Park, 24th and 28th Wards)

The Altenheim Line explores recreational opportunities for an over two-mile section of elevated rail that lies between Taylor Street and Filmore Street from Washtenaw Avenue to Cicero Avenue. The project will identify the highest and best use of industrial and commercial parcels, build a sense of community ownership and control, support local economic growth and develop strategies for equitable investment and anti-displacement.



Committee on Design
Jan. 12, 2022
Agenda | Video