Mt. Lookout Development Update
(1009 - 1015 Delta Ave)

Concept for Mt. Lookout Square
residential complex to be discussed at a

This Wednesday, March 17 | 7:30 pm

Your Feedback is Requested


As many of you are aware, a development group is proposing to redevelop four properties on Delta Avenue located immediately north of the UDF (1009 - 1015 Delta) into a townhouse/apartment complex.

A 2020 proposal called for five townhouses in the front of complex, facing Delta Avenue. Behind were three stories of apartments (31 units in total) stacked on top of a two story parking deck. 54 parking spaces would be provided for complex residents and their guests.

MLCC organized a group of residents and business owners to meet with the developer and review the proposal. The group felt that the proposed scale, bulk, massing and architectural style of this complex was not consistent nor compatible with the existing buildings in Mt. Lookout Square and that the complex would dominate the Square, irrevocably changing its character. Last year, the case was heard by the City's Zoning Hearing Examiner and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Both agreed with the community's assessment and the developer's requests for several key variances needed to proceed with the project were denied.

Last month, the developer submitted a new application to the City requesting zoning variances that would allow them to proceed with a new design for the complex. Elements include:

  1. Five townhouses fronting Delta Avenue; all would be rental units;
  2. Two stories of one- and two-bedroom apartments (22 units total) behind the townhouses;
  3. One deck parking garage containing 38 spaces to be built behind the townhouses and under the apartments;
  4. An overall height of 57 ft on the south end; 50.5 ft on the north end; 
  5. An estimated length of approx. 160 ft (this measurement is estimated based on drawings provided; specific measurements of the building's length were not listed in the application)

A hearing to review the new application has been scheduled with the Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) for March 31, 2021.

The MLCC Board wants the community to have the opportunity to review this new concept for the proposed development. As such, we have scheduled a virtual community meeting for March 17 to discuss the new design and gather your input. This accelerated timeline will allow us to compile feedback received prior to the March 31 ZHE hearing.

We have posted additional information about the project on our website for your review, along with a copy of the developer's application for zoning relief. We request your feedback by March 21. There are multiple ways to share your comments with us:

  1. Attend the virtual meeting on Wednesday
  2. Send an email at info@mtlookout.org
  3. Complete our feedback survey

We deeply appreciate your consideration of this project and your continued interest in development in Mt. Lookout.
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VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING

WED. MAR. 17 | 7:30 PM

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(312) 626 6799
MTG ID: 837 4036 4922
Above: 2021 concept rendering of the proposed complex. Click image to enlarge.
Above: Location and site plan, 2021. Click image to enlarge.
Above: Size comparisons between the 2020 proposed design and the new 2021 design. Click image to enlarge.

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