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CHICAGO-Plans to build a four-story, nine-unit condominium building at 506 W. Roscoe Ave. are headed to the city council for approval, but not without objections from Lakeview neighbors living near the site. George Ardelean will demolish a two-flat on the 8,300-sf lot.

Residents of neighboring mid-rise condominium buildings told plan commission members recently they feared another multifamily structure would produce additional traffic tie-ups, which already stall traffic for up to 20 minutes trucks block the one-way street for trash collection or on moving days.

Although plan commission members voted 5-1 to recommend approval, they agreed with residents that renditions of the proposed building were not available until after a community meeting that saw the Belmont Harbor Neighborhood Community group give a favorable nod.

The 88-year-old building was sold earlier this year for $1.3 million. Neighbors had hoped it would be declared a historical landmark.

“It’s gone through a lot of comment and a lot of changes,” says Thomas S. Moore, Ardelean’s attorney. “A lot of changes were made at (neighbors’) suggestion.”

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