A demolition permit was issued last week for a two-story multi-unit residential building along with a detached frame garage located at 1450 W Wellington Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit’s owners has been listed as Westford Development LLC.
There are plenty of access points for transportation with Route 9 as the nearest bus service option to this property. This route can be found at the intersection of Ashland & Wellington via a three-minute walk west. The CTA L Brown and Purple Lines can be found at the Wellington station via a 13-minute walk east.
Taylor Excavating & Construction will be serving as the demolition contractor on this project. Future plans have not yet been submitted for this property.
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When reading all of these demolition stories, the one thing that is never mentioned is if there is anything structurally wrong, any major issues with the existing buildings that would justify their demolition. Or is that the idea? Perfectly good buildings being destroyed to build some new, inferior grade box. It’s so frustrating to read these after the fact, when the permits and plans have already been put into motion.