Full planning permission has been issued for a new mixed-use building at 1948 N. Halsted. Previously the home of the Manhandler Saloon, the site has been cleared to make way for the new project, developed by Mike Krueger of LakePoint Real Estate.
Designed by SPACE Architects + Planners, the new mixed-use building will have three floors. Standing 38 feet tall, it will contain 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, with three residences on the top two floors. The mix of units will consist of two two-bed apartments and one three-bedroom apartment. Three parking spaces will be provided at the rear of the site accessible from the alley.
The design uses a traditional approach to respond to the context of the neighborhood, with an exterior clad in red brick masonry. The tall, slender windows will be expressed as perforated openings with stone details used in lintels and copings. Two balconies facing N. Halsted St will be framed in brickwork to create a more perforated open feel for the balconies with ornamental iron railings. Black steel will be used for the storefront along the street.
The project received approval to rezone the site from RT-4 to B3-2 in July 2021, with demolition permits issued for the previous structure in February 2022. With a permit for the new building now issued, the contractor General McNea & Sons Construction can proceed with the construction of the new building.