Renovation Wraps Up for 1321 W Taylor Street in Little Italy

1321 W Taylor prior to renovation via Google Maps1321 W Taylor prior to renovation via Google Maps

Renovation work is approaching completion for a four-story residential building at 1321 W Taylor Street in Little Italy. According to a permit issued in March of last year, the scope of the work includes the interior alterations and remodeling of its nine units. The project is owned by SRD Holdings LLC.

1321 W Taylor Street. Photo by Jack Crawford

1321 W Taylor Street. Photo by Jack Crawford

With Alan Leskiv of Leader Architects listed as the architect of record, the exterior has been re-clad in red brick with stone accents and window replacements.

1321 W Taylor Street. Photo by Jack Crawford

1321 W Taylor Street. Photo by Jack Crawford

The site lies along Taylor Street’s commercial corridor, across from the ongoing work for the new National Museum of Public Housing. The closest bus transit for Route 157 can be found within a one-minute walk east to the intersection of Taylor & Throop, while additional services for Routes 7, 9, X9, 12, and 60 are all within a 10-minute walk. Residents looking to access the CTA Pink Line will find Polk station via a 12-minute walk northwest, while the Blue Line’s Racine station is a 12-minute walk northwest.

1321 W Taylor Street. Photo by Jack Crawford

SRD Development is the general contractor for the reportedly $425,000 project. An exact completion date has yet to be indicated.

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11 Comments on "Renovation Wraps Up for 1321 W Taylor Street in Little Italy"

  1. strip all the architectural character to make the building look like a cheap clunky new build…yes, Wtf. The neighborhood will soon be called little nowhere as it will look like

  2. Well, at least they made the windows smaller so less light can get in.

  3. Woke and Proud | January 9, 2024 at 9:49 am | Reply

    I actually love the dialogue that this new design will have with the Public Housing Museum across the street. It provides a nice degree of contextualism and interplay that is desperately needed in this neighborhood. It appeals to the sense of unity. It’s saying, “Housing for poor people is plain and without ornament so market rate housing should be too”. Equity is about lowering the bar so that we are all on the same level and we’re finally seeing some of this. More, please!

  4. finally, Chicagoans with a sense of humor and with skills of critical analysis…..

  5. Gothical Milagro | January 9, 2024 at 12:31 pm | Reply

    “Renovation” haha

  6. That takes quite a talent to have a beautiful old building and turn it into a mess. So sad.
    What a pasteurized city we are turning into.

  7. owner & architect straight to jail

  8. I’ve been in this area for 28 years. It’s become a far reach for anyone working to afford an apartment let alone property. There is more low income housing coming up.

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