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Historic Weyland Building To Be Part Of Clayco Multifamily Development

A rendering of Clayco's propsoed residential project at 1968-70 North Milwaukee, Chicago

Clayco, fresh off its triumphant delivery of Zurich's North American HQ, agreed to incorporate a historic Logan Square building in a residential development the firm wants to build in the neighborhood. Here's another case where a developer and neighborhood group found some common ground.

Clayco originally wanted to demolish the Weyland Building at 1968-70 North Milwaukee to build 140 apartments, according to DNAInfo. Residents asked for the building, which isn't landmarked, to be preserved as it's one of several Logan Square buildings designed by architect John Ahshlager, and later filed a petition to prevent the building's demolition. Ahshlager's most famous building is the Logan Theatre.

Clayco's new renderings for the project scales down the number of units to 132 apartments. The development's height remains at eight stories, but is set back farther from the street. Its proximity to the Western Avenue Blue Line "L" station qualifies it for a TOD. [DNA]

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