Last week, a demolition permit was issued to remove a mixed-use masonry building located at 813 E 63rd Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). The nonprofit developer owns and operates a number of affordable rental apartments in more than a dozen Chicago communities since the inception of the local chapter in 2008.
The CTA Green Line can be found at the Cottage Grove station which is less than a minute’s walk west of the property site. Commuters can also board Routes 4 and X4 at the Cottage Grove station. Route 63 can also be accessed via the 63rd Street & Drexel stop which is a one-minute walk east. Many dining and retail options are readily accessible along nearby E 63rd Street.
MBR Wrecking and Constructing is serving as the demolition contractor. While no permits or plans for a future build have been submitted at the time of this writing, it’s quite possible that this demolition will make way for a new affordable development by POAH.
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What a shame. They should try to refurbish that building and tear down the eyesores on each side of it instead.