Demolition permits were issued last month for a vacant eight-story masonry building, located at 3617 S Ashland Avenue in McKinley Park.
The listed owner SFG Ashland LLC demolished two adjacent masonry buildings in early 2020, and in October had received approval to build a 115,000-square-foot package distribution facility on the property directly north. Given the parcel’s industrial zoning designation of PMD-8, it is likely that a similar facility will replace the prior structure.
PMD serves as the general designation for new structures to function as manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and waste disposal centers. PMD-8 more specifically pertains to the Stockyards area, which was originally passed in 2004 and amended in 2014. This designation does not have a maximum building height or floor area density.
The property lies less than a minute-walk north of the Ashland & 37th Street intersection, with north and southbound stops for the Route 9 bus. Other lines include 35th & Ashland’s Route 35 via a four-minute walk north, as well as Route 39’s Pershing & Ashland via a seven-minute walk south. Nearest CTA L service for the Orange Line, meanwhile, is located a 16-minute walk north to Ashland station.
American Demolition Corporation is serving as the wrecking contractor for the building. Timeline details for any replacing structure remain unknown.
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Always sad to see historic building get demolished. Did some digging and see that it was built in 1912. Even though this one is not as ornate as others, it’s just unfortunate to see 100+ year old architecture go the way of the wreaking ball. I’m sure whatever gets built here will look even more stark.
Actually the nearest Orange station is Ashland, a thirteen minute walk north.