Articles by Bee Ricketts

Application Deadline Approaches for Initial Rounds for ChiBlockBuilder­­

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced the impending deadline for ChiBlockBuilder­­. ChiBlockBuilder­­ is the City of Chicago’s latest program designed to encourage the purchase and redevelopment of vacant lots owned by the City and simplifies the process of purchasing those properties across both the South Side and West Side. ChiBlockBuilder also increases insight and visibility into the land sales process allowing for a more equitable system. Initial applicants have until Friday, February 3rd to apply.

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New Permit Issued for 4611 S St. Lawrence Avenue in Grand Boulevard

New permits were issued on Friday for an upcoming three-story masonry building located at 4611 S St. Lawrence Avenue in Grand Boulevard. The permit indicates that this project will involve three units, each outfitted with an open steel deck at the building’s rear. The floors will be connected by an egress stair that opens on a concrete patio on the ground floor. There will reportedly be a private roof deck and an accompanying three-vehicle frame garage on site. The lot is currently vacant and neighbors several recent developments.

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