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NEAR NORTH SIDE — A historically significant building at 18-22 E. Division St., now home to 17 rental apartments, will be converted to four condominiums.

The Chicago Plan Commission approved the project and granted permission to add a fourth level to the 3 1/2-story building.

Equity Development Group, a partnership between Jon Zitzman and Skip Gilmartin, will gut the building to make way for a 4,100-square-foot unit on the ground floor, 4,500-square-foot units on the second and third floors and a 3,000-square-foot condo with two large terraces on the fourth level.

Equity, which has built townhouses and condos in Lincoln Park and Lake View, closed on the building a month ago and met with little resistance to its addition of half a floor.

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