Articles by Jack Crawford



6622 S University Avenue

Permits Issued for 6622 S University Avenue in Woodlawn

Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building located at 6622 S University Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. YIMBY reported on an adjacent permit for 6620 S University Avenue late last month, filed under the same owner Jack Properties LLC. The developer is planning three total units for the current building, as well as a rear steel open porch and a three-car concrete pad.

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The Rosie

Cladding on The Rosie Nears Completion in Little Italy

Exterior work is nearly complete for The Rosie, a seven-story mixed-use building located at 1461 S Blue Island Avenue, near the southeast corner of Chicago’s Little Italy. Planned by CEDARst and Origin Investments, the project will host 202 apartments as well as 7,600 square feet of retail space. The project lies within in a federal opportunity zone, whereby the developers agree to build in an economically distressed vicinity in exchange for tax incentives. Seven of the on-site units will also be affordable, a figure that was approved prior to an updated housing requirement, whereby at least 20 percent of units must be affordable for new projects in the area.

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