A demolition permit was issued on Thursday of last week for the removal of a two-story frame residence located at 4706 N Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as Karolina Babkowska.
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On Wednesday Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) issued a joint RFP for the Food Equity: Community Growers Program. According to a release issued by the Mayor’s Press Office, this is a $2 million program designed to invest in urban agriculture, and increase food equity in communities with a history of disinvestment. This will be accomplished by fostering the development of local growers to fight food scarcity. The release continues by stating that “through this RFP, the City will provide funding from the Chicago Recovery Plan to one nonprofit organization to serve as a lead delegate agency for the Community Growers Program. This lead delegate agency will provide grants and ongoing technical assistance to awarded growers to ensure project success by understanding the specific needs of each individual project site and provide the appropriate support.”
A demolition permit was issued on Thursday of last week for the removal of a two-story frame residence located at 3908 W Cornelia Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as 3908 Cornelia LLC.
On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office released a statement following the groundbreaking of the much anticipated Englewood Connect, a $13.9 million culinary food hub located at 6204 S Green Street in Englewood. Plans include restoring and repurposing the landmark Engine Co. 84 firehouse as a commercial kitchen and event space in the heart of the Englewood neighborhood to create a centralized gathering hub for community members. Englewood Connect is part of the broader INVEST South/West project which aims to revitalize 10 West and South side community areas. Mayor Lightfoot is leveraging nearly $2 billion in public and private investment commitments to fund these projects.
Demolition permits were issued earlier this week to remove a three-story parking garage located at 535 N St. Clair Street in the Streeterville neighborhood. The demolition will make way for new mixed-use mid-rise development from Mavrek Development with local architecture firm NORR.