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Around Rogers Park: Progress Report on Heartland Redevelopment


The redevelopment of the Heartland site is on schedule to break ground this spring. After being denied a zoning variance that would have allowed a denser building with six, on-site affordable units, developer and new RPBG Director Sam Goldman is proceeding with a five-story, 30-unit apartment building with 2,554 square feet of ground floor retail space. Residential units will be located on floors two through five and will include nine (9) 1BR/1BA units, nineteen (19) 2BR/2BA units, and two (2) 3BR units – one with two bathrooms and one with three.

Amenities will include a ground floor fitness center, and a party room and exterior deck both located on the fifth floor. The building will also include a 15-space indoor parking garage and one bike parking space for every unit – 30 bike parking spaces in all. Because this development will be as-of-right, there is no requirement for affordable units. Therefore, all units will be priced at market rents.

The development is currently waiting for approvals from the City Departments of Buildings and Transportation. As soon as these approvals are obtained, construction can commence. Sam anticipates ground-breaking in March.


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