I am writing to invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposal to add two new accessible dwelling units to the basement of a six-flat apartment building at 7255 N. Bell. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 p.m., at the St. Margaret Mary’s Activity Center, 7341 N. Claremont.
The new basement units are intended to provide affordable housing to people with mobility impairments. A restrictive covenant will keep the units affordable for the next ten years.
The building rests on a 6,250 square-foot lot. The proposal requires a zoning change on the property from its current classification, RT4, which allows one dwelling unit for every 1,000 square feet of lot area, to RM4.5, which allows one dwelling unit for every 700 square feet of lot area.
Marty Cerny of Housing Plus, LLC, and Andy Ahitow, the owner of the property, will present their plans and respond to your questions.
For a copy of the proposed floor plans for the new units, click on the attachment below:
I encourage you to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposal and express your views. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to share your comments with me by replying to this email or calling 773-338-5796.