Construction is currently underway for the Gateway Apartments located at 5201 W. Lawrence. The approved proposal calls for a four-story mixed-use apartment building.
The plans call for 39 apartment units on top of street-level retail space. Also included in the plans are a public plaza and 62 parking spaces.
The lot, directly across from the Copernicus Center, has remained vacant for more than a decade. The new building will act as a gateway to Jefferson Park, offering a more aesthetically appealing site as people enter the neighborhood from the Kennedy Expressway.
This is the first piece of the ongoing revitalization efforts in Jefferson Park.