Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story masonry building located at 9837 S Throop Street in Washington Heights. Owned by the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, the building is part of the St. Margaret of Scotland School and is located adjacently north of the main church building on campus. While multiple buildings on campus including the church are landmarked, the building slated for demolition is not and does not require any additional approval to be cleared.
Nearest bus transit includes northeast and southwest-bound stops for Route 112 located at Vincennes & 98th Street, a four-minute walk northeast. Additional service for Route 9 can also be found along S Beverly Boulevard, a seven-minute walk southwest. Other nearby buses include Route 103 to the south, Routes 95 and 381 to the north, Routes X9 and 395 to the northwest, as well as Routes 8A, 108, and 352 to the east.
Nearest CTA L service for the Red Line consists of 95th/Dan Ryan station, a 40-minute walk northeast. Closer rail access includes the Metra’s RI line located a 12-minute walk south to 103rd Street station.
Students, faculty, and other visitors to the campus can find multiple outdoor spaces within a 20-minute walk, including Oakdale Park, Graver Park, and Ridge Park.
Alpine Demolition Services Inc. is the general contractor for the structure. It is unclear if the school plans to replace the building, and no development timeline has yet been listed.