Articles by Bee Ricketts

New Permits Issued for 1730 W 18th Street in Lower West Side

A revised permit was issued yesterday for a four-story mixed-use building located at 1730 W 18th Street in the Lower West Side neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Michael Fox and plans indicate that the ground floor will be used as a commercial space. The remaining floors will be residential and will have nine total dwelling units. The building is equipped with a basement and an enclosed rooftop deck. The revised permit is for drainage and ventilation totaling an additional $112,000 in construction costs.

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New Athletic Field Added at Farragut Career Academy High School in Little Village

A new turf soccer field has been started at Farragut Career Academy High School in Little Village. The mayor’s office has announced that the project is part of a $16.6 million investment in the campus and that the field is set to be completed by fall 2022. The improvements are being done in an effort to position Farragut to grow and thrive as an educational pillar in the community.

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Demolition Permits Issued for 820 S Karlov Avenue in West Garfield Park

Demolition permits were issued at the end of last week for the removal of a two-story multi-unit building located at 820 S Karlov Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Leeway Wrecking Inc will be acting as the demolition contractor on this project. The property has been vacant for a prolonged period. At the time of this writing, no additional permits have been ordered at this property site.

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Azn Pryde Market Coming to Metropolitan Brewing in Avondale on May 22nd

Two local chefs are bringing a new market dedicated to Asian culture to Avondale next weekend. Cat Pham, who sells Vietnamese cuisine under @scratchsniffpurr on Instagram, and Ash Lemasters, the chef behind vegan bento box pop-up Snackie Chan, have founded the Azn Pryde Market. The first event is planned for 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, May 22nd at Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N Rockwell Street in Avondale.

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