Articles by Jack Crawford

1526 S Central Park Avenue

Renovation Permit Issued for 1526 S Central Park Avenue in Lawndale

A renovation permit has been granted for an existing multi-unit residential building at 1526 S Central Park Avenue in Lawndale. The work, to be executed within two of the dwelling units, encompasses interior upgrades, specifically within the kitchen and baths. New plumbing, electrical, and mechanical components are also part of the plan. Additionally, the project includes replacing the wood deck and stairs at the rear. The building is not set for a change in its use or occupancy, with the filing retaining the R-5 multi-unit residence categorization.

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Lost Legends #9: Chicago’s Central Station in South Loop

Chicago’s Central Station, once a hub of vibrant activity, represents a significant chapter in American railway history. Constructed in 1893, the station was designed by esteemed architect Bradford L. Gilbert to accommodate the traffic demands of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Located near Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue, the station’s strategic position was instrumental for moving people and goods within the city and beyond. Notably, there was another dismantled passenger station known as Grand Central Station, which was highlighted in a previous Lost Legends article.

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$400 Million Kraft Heinz Distribution Center Proposed for DeKalb, IL

Last month, Kraft Heinz unveiled their plans to channel upwards of $400 million into the creation of a premier automated CPG distribution center in DeKalb. Spanning 775,000 square feet, this center will be equipped with cutting-edge automation systems and direct railway access. The initiative primarily targets refining Kraft Heinz’s supply routes, ensuring quicker product deliveries to both retailers and the foodservice sector. Furthermore, the development is expected to usher in over 150 new job positions in the vicinity.

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1358 S Fairfield Avenue Receives Construction Permit in Douglass Park

A construction permit has been approved for a new residential development at 1358 S Fairfield Avenue in Douglass Park. The three-story building will comprise three dwelling units, a rear stair, and a parking pad for three vehicles. The site previously housed another structure, but specific details were not provided in the permit data. East Douglas Partners LLC is the owner of the development.

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