Articles by Jack Crawford


Inspire West Town

Foundation Progresses for Inspire, at 1140 W Erie Street in West Town

Foundation work has begun for Inspire West Town, an eight-story mixed-use building located at 1140 W Erie Street near the southeast corner of West Town. Developer Bond Companies plans a combination of ground-level retail and 113 apartment units. As part of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance, the project will yield 23 affordable housing units, six of which will be part of the 113 on-site residences and the remaining 17 elsewhere in the neighborhood.

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2130 S Central Park Avenue

Demolition Permits issued for 2130 S Central Park Avenue in North Lawndale

Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story masonry building at 2130 S Central Park Avenue, located near the southern edge of North Lawndale. It is unclear what the owner, EAM Properties LLC, is planning to have replace the former convent building. However, the property is zoned for RT-4, which allows for two-flats, townhouses, low-density apartment buildings, and single family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of up to 1.2, whereby any new development may have up to 1.2 times the square footage of the lot itself.

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