|4927 North Claremont is a former convent on the St Matthias Parish campus. The building was most recently used for early education programs, Scout meetings and various school and church activities. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty|
A plan has been submitted to convert a former Lincoln Square convent to 12 or more apartments. The 4927 N Claremont building is for sale by the Chicago Archdiocese. The current purchase contract is contingent on the buyer/ developer receiving zoning change to preserve the building and convert apartments. The purchaser stated in the community meeting if they do not receive the zoning change they will not purchase the building. Currently the parcel (and block) is zoned for residential single family or two-flat development. The structure may also be bought and used for a religious organization.
You can view the Notice of Intent and the recorded community meeting on the project at the links. The public community review has been completed and the 40th Ward Alderman office is in general support of the proposal. The project will not alter the footprint of the building and will provide for the required number of affordable units (at least two). Next step for the zoning change applicant would be committee approval in the city council and then full council adoption read into the record.
|Looking north down Claremont|
|The convent building is adjacent to the St. Matthias church building (also closed).|