Articles by Bee Ricketts

New Permits Issued for 5432 S Michigan Avenue in Washington Park

A permit was issued on Tuesday for a new three-story residential building at 5432 S Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood. The owner is listed as KPG Chicago LLC and plans indicate this project will yield three dwelling units. The second and third floors are each outfitted with open porches at the rear. The first floor will feature a concrete patio. Plans also show the presence of a detached three-vehicle garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.

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New Permits Issued for 1629 N Burling Street in Lincoln Park

Permits were issued on Monday for the construction of a new four-story residential construction located at 1629 N Burling Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as 1629 N Burling LLC and plans indicate there will be three total units spread across the first through fourth floors. There will be a three-vehicle masonry garage as well as a masonry trash enclosure.

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Mayor Lightfoot Seeks to Support Urban Agriculture in the City with Community Growers Program

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.”

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