A demolition permit was issued last week for a one-story masonry residence, along with a two-story frame coach house located at 1917 N Orchard Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as Savane Properties, Inc. As of now, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there is currently no information on any future constructions at the site.
The closest bus service is Route 73 and can be found at the intersection of Armitage & Orchard via a two-minute walk north. The nearest CTA Brown and Purple Line access are at the Armitage station via a nine-minute walk northwest. There are many popular restaurants and retail options along the Armitage Avenue corridor.
Precision Excavation is serving as the demolition contractor. At the time of this writing, no construction permits have been issued or filed, and an anticipated completion date has not yet been announced for the project.
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Does anyone else feel like the city shouldn’t generally allow demolitions until there’s *at least* been a plan submitted to replace a structure? This is how we get empty lots that make a city block feel in-decline, ugly and unsafe (among other things).
Agreed! And why keep demolishing buildings that appear to be structurally sound instead of building on the many vacant lots that are out there already.
Why do we care where the closest bus service is on all these demolition articles? Thanks!
Public transit is everything. The less cars the better. Last thing we need is to become a gridlocked city like LA or Houston. We’re definitely on the road to being on that list.