Demolition permits have been issued for a single-story masonry commercial building located at 1701 E 75th Street in South Shore. Owned by M&M Realty, the former car wash has been unoccupied since 2016. It is unclear what the agency plans to have replace the structure, though the lot is zoned for C1-2 Neighborhood Commercial District, which allows for a wide array of retail types, with apartments permitted above. The designation also allows for a floor area ratio of 2.2, whereby any new construction may have the square footage of up to 2.2 times of the lot itself.
Nearby bus transit includes east and westbound stops for Route 75 located at the adjacent 75th Street & East End intersection. Other nearby routes include north and southbound bus stops for Route 28, a three-minute walk west. Lastly, stops for Routes 5 and 95 can be found via a seven-minute walk east to 75th Street & Jeffery. CTA L service, meanwhile, can be found for the Red Line at 69th station, a 52-minute walk northwest. Closer rail access includes the Metra’s 75th Street (Grand Crossing) station via a 13-minute walk west.
Future tenants of any replacement development will also have access to the 10.3-acre Rosenblum Park within a four-minute walk east.
Mercury Construction and Demolition is the wrecking contractor for the site, whose additional timeline details have yet to be revealed.