Notice of Intent: Lawrence Gateway

Proposed rendering of the exterior of a 5-story building

Dear Neighbors,

After consideration of resident feedback, the 40th Ward office has no objection to the proposed zoning change from C1-2 to B3-3 at 2919 W. Lawrence.


All proposed zoning changes in the 40th Ward undergo a community feedback process. Neighbors are invited to comment on the proposal at public meetings and online, and all comments and feedback are considered and discussed by Ald. Vasquez and the 40th Ward team prior to a decision being made. A detailed description on this process is available on the Community Driven Zoning page of our website.


We are deeply grateful to all our neighbors who took the time to engage and provide feedback. Your participation is what helps improve our community zoning process every time!

Feedback on this proposal was overwhelmingly positive with over 70% neighbors in support of the project. Neighbors particularly supported the sustainability of the building itself and the beautification of the attached lot, as well as the increased density, affordability, and development it will bring to the neighborhood.

Hearing the feedback of the community, Alder Vasquez will support the zoning change. Our office looks forward to working with our neighbors, and to the development of the 2919 W. Lawrence site.

We are also working with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns in the area. We submitted a traffic study for the area and are considering improvements similar to the Lawrence Ave Streetscape just north of this property.

To see upcoming zoning meetings and participate in our community-driven process, check out our current zoning requests.