Southampton Gets Proposal for New Apartment Building



A 3-story, 20-unit apartment building is planned on the former Macklind Avenue Deli site at the corner of Macklind and Nottingham in the Southampton neighborhood. The project will also feature a retail space and parking.


The 3-story building will be clad in a mix of corrugated metal and tan colored brick. All of the apartment units are 1-bedroom units. The retail space is a small one at only 735sf and will front Nottingham instead of Macklind. The parking garage will feature 20 spaces and a place to lock up bikes. The garage will be accessible from Nottingham and from the alley.


The site is owned by "Macklind School House LLC". The same entity owns the recently redeveloped church across the street, which itself is an apartment building. A zoning permit for this property, whose address is 4719-23 Macklind, was submitted on September 2nd, 2020. The architect is JEMA, which has designed similar sized projects in neighborhoods through the City. An estimated cost is not given.


If built, the project will also require the demolition of a house on Nottingham. The project will complete the redevelopment of the former Macklind Avenue Deli site, which caught on fire on July 4th, 2018. The cause of the fire is suspected to be fireworks. A portion of the site is occupied by Clementine's Creamery, which opened last year in a UIC designed building. Clementine's will remain.


Finally, the project is the first new infill project on Macklind in Southampton and one of the many starting to show up in South City.


More information will become published once available. Additional renderings and floor plans available below.

Project learned via tweet by Denis Beganovic (linked below)


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