Belgravia announces Bankside townhouses


Trib readers may have noticed a brief mention of Belgravia Group‘s latest townhouse project tucked inside last Friday’s “Development Notes” column. This afternoon I was able to get a little more information about this project from Belgravia’s staff.

Bankside will comprise 33 townhouses and four single-family homes near the intersection of Oakley and Oakdale avenues in West Lakeview. The Sullivan Goulette & Wilson-designed townhouses will have 2,300 to 3,400 square feet, three to four bedrooms and 2.5 to four baths. They will range in price from the $550s to the $900s.

Each five-bedroom / four bath single-family home will have 4,250 square feet. The houses will start around $1.2 million.

Belgravia is pursuing LEED certification for the project. The site will include a riverfront pathway that developers hope will expand into other properties and eventually connect with existing riverwalks to the south.

Past Yo conversations about Belgravia’s townhouses seem to have centered on whether these projects create a suburban atmosphere (or as Yo contributor Phil Berger has called it, an “ersatz, urban fantasy land.”) A comment from project manager Zev Salomon in Belgravia’s media release suggests this is exactly the idea. “Families no longer need to move to the suburbs to find additional space… People now can stay near the center of the city as their families grow.”

The elevation guide above is the closest thing we have to a rendering at this point, but we’ll post up a more detailed image as soon as one becomes available. Below is a sample floor plan from Belgravia’s Web site.

Bankside floor plan

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