Demolition permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 1608 S Wabash Avenue in the South Loop. The interior lot is located along S Wabash Avenue between E 16th Street and E 18th Street. The nearest public transportation are the 29 and 62 CTA buses accessed at the State and 16th stop at the end of the block. The Roosevelt CTA L station, serviced by the Green, Purple, and Red Lines, is the nearest stop, a 12-minute walk away. 1608 S Wabash LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The existing building stands five stories tall and is made of masonry construction. Components include a multi-unit residential space with a retail component on the ground floor. No plans for redevelopment have been announced yet. The adjacent site to the north is currently an empty lot, and the adjacent lot to the south houses a one-story structure.
Alliance Demolition Services is listed as the general contractor for the project. An estimated completion date has not been announced.