November 2021 Committee on Design Meeting

The Committee on Design will meet virtually at 1 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The meeting will be live streamed, and members of the public are welcome to join the Zoom session, passcode is 492217.

Agenda items and materials are listed below. 

Address (Community Area, Ward) Agenda Description Draft Presentation

757 and 838 W. 79th St.
(Auburn Gresham, 17th Ward)

The new Auburn Gresham project is the product of a community-driven process facilitated through the City of Chicago’s Invest South/West initiative. Situated along the 79th Street corridor in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, the project consists of the simultaneous development of two separate sites: At 834 W. 79th Street, between S. Peoria Street and S. Green Street, a 3-story mixed use building with 26 affordable dwelling units and 6,276 SF of retail space will be located in conjunction with an outdoor public plaza, community room, and a semi-private pocket park area. At 757 W. 79th Street, the southeast corner of 79th and Halsted Street, a 5-story mixed use building with 27 affordable dwelling units and 5,400 SF of commercial space is being proposed. Each site will consist of a mix of 1,2, and 3-bedroom dwelling units. 26 residential parking spaces will be provided at the 834 W. 79th Street site, 14 spaces will be provided at the 757 W. 79th Street site.

Draft Presentation


6204 S. Green St. - Englewood Connect
(Englewood, 16th Ward)

Englewood Connect, as part of the Invest South/West initiative, will serve as a community hub and an incubator for small businesses. The project will be mixed use and contain co-working space, exhibition space, commercial space for both local businesses and culinary-centric operations, and a market area. The site will be enhanced with pedestrian amenities such as open space and a year-round pavilion. The Firehouse (Engine Company 84), a designated Chicago Landmark, will be adaptively reused.

Draft Presentation


Committee on Design
Nov. 10, 2021
Agenda | Live Stream | Join Zoom, Passcode: 492217