Demolition permits were recently issued for a three-story masonry building at 462 N Morgan Street in West Town. Filed under the owner Baby Grand LLC, no plans have been published as to what will replace the multi-unit residential structure. However, the parcel is currently zoned for M2-2 Light Industry District, which allows for moderate manufacturing, warehouses, and freight and recycling facilities. M2-2 also permits a floor area ratio of 2.2, so that any new development may have up to 2.2 times the square footage as the containing lot. Currently it is unclear if the owner plans to apply for an amendment to change the designation.
Nearby bus access includes east and westbound stops for Route 65 that can be found at the Grand & Morgan intersection, less than a one-minute walk north. Additional nearby service is accessible via a five-minute walk east to the Milwaukee, Grand, & Halsted intersection, with stops for Routes 8 and 56. Those wishing to access the CTA L Blue Line train will find Grand station also at this three-point intersection. Further L service is available at Morgan station, a six-minute walk south.
As far as nearby points of interest, various stores, restaurants, and bars span the nearby Milwaukee Avenue both to the northwest and southeast, while the Fulton Market corridor is available within a six-minute walk south.
Alliance Demolition Services is serving as the wrecking contractor. No completion timeline for any replacement development has not yet been revealed.
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