Articles by Jack Crawford


550 N Ogden Avenue

Five-Story Residential Building at 550 N Ogden Avenue Nears Completion in West Town

Construction is rapidly approaching completion for a new five-story residential building at 550 N Ogden Avenue, located near the eastern edge of West Town. According to permits issued this past June, the masonry building will house eight apartment units and an integrated garage on the ground floor. The number of parking spaces will likely tally at eight to match the number of units, though this exact figure has not been confirmed. Additional interior information is not currently known.

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8125 S Halsted Street

Construction Permits Issued for 8125 S Halsted Street in Auburn Gresham

Construction permits have been issued for a two-story retail building at 8125 S Halsted Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Previously, a two-story masonry structure occupied the lot, with demolition permits issued in October of 2019. The new building, developed under the name Carol J. Galuszka, will be occupied on both floors by a liquor store. The store’s name appears to be Spirit Beer & Wine, which was listed in the October demolition permit.

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3334 N Oakley Avenue

Demo Permits Issued for 3334 N Oakley Avenue in North Center

Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry building at 3334 N Oakley Avenue, located in Lake View‘s North Center neighborhood. The brick structure currently houses multiple units and includes a detached garage, according the filing. Meanwhile, it is unclear what the owner, listed under FBF LLC, plans to do with the site. The area is currently zoned under RS-3, which allows for single family homes and two-flats.

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