The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the planned Team Pioneros mixed-use development at 1614 N. Pulaski. Planned by Park Row Development, the development was chosen as the winner of the Humboldt Park Invest South/West RFP. Located at the corner of W. North Ave and N. Pulaski Rd, the project site is a vacant lot just north of the iconic Pioneer Bank Building.
Designed by JGMA, the development will rise nine stories and house a branch of the Chicago Public Library, 85 affordable residential units, a health clinic and 58 parking spaces. Unit mix will consist of 27 single-bed units targeting 60% AMI, 3 single-bed units targeting 30% AMI, 25 two-bed units targeting 60% AMI, 5 two-bed units 30% AMI target, 10 3-bed 60% AMI target, 5 3-bed 30% AMI target, 6 4-bed 60% AMI target, and 4 four beds with the goal of 30% of the AMI.
The building’s design expands the mass of the bank, continues the history of the bank building, and reflects the Latinx community in the neighborhood. Standing 109 feet tall, the mass is broken with horizontal and vertical expressions reminiscent of the bank’s façade.
The ground floor of the building will house the new branch of the Chicago Public Library, the space of which will extend to the second floor via a sculptural learning staircase. A ground floor opening will act as an open space for the community to gather with opportunities for street vendors to gather. A community room will be in front of this space that can be used by the public and by the library. Above that, the third floor will house the 58 parking spaces, and the fourth floor will house amenities including the Humboldt Park Health Counseling Services Center, laundry room, game room, gym, lounge, and outdoor terrace. free. The top five floors will house all the residential units, topped by a green roof and solar panels.
The developer seeks to rezone the site from B3-2 to B3-3 prior to instituting a Planned Development for the project. While the site is currently privately owned, the developers are close to closing on the site. With the approval of the Chicago Plan Commission, the proposal will go to the Zoning Committee and the full City Council.