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Eastlake Terrace Condo Proposal

Lux Development Proposes New Nine Unit Condo

The owner of a century-old rental six-flat in a relatively secluded portion of Rogers Park is teaming up with a developer to replace it with a nine-unit condo building that echoes the original's design.

If built, it would be the first new residential construction since 1988 in the six-square-block Eastlake Terrace neighborhood, said Rich Aronson of Lux Development, who is partnering with owner Denis Detzel to replace the building.

The proposed four-story building at 7522 N. Eastlake Terrace "is supposed to be a modern homage to what's there now, with the green tile roof and the brick piers," Aronson said. Eight of the building's nine units would look across the street at Howard Park Beach, one of three small public beaches in the neighborhood.

Detzel, a management consultant and declared Republican candidate for the U.S. House in 2016, has owned and lived in the building since the mid-1970s, Aronson said.

The proposed building, designed by k2 studio, would have an elevator, seven indoor parking spaces and five outdoor, and folding glass walls that would allow residents to open up the indoor space to include their lake-facing terraces on temperate days, Aronson said.

Prices will range from $280,000 to about $600,000, Aronson said. The lowest-priced is a one-bedroom, the only unit that faces west, away from the lake into the building's back yard and parking lot. The other eight would be three-bedroom, two-bath units of 1,600 to 1,700 square feet.

Detzel and Aronson sent their proposal to 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore's zoning committee yesterday for review at its Nov. 10 meeting.

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