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1352 Illinois Street approved for Apartments

1352 Illinois Street approved for Apartments
Apartment conversions have to be among the most exciting trends for urban advocates, especially when the building that is being reused has been vacant for a long period.   That trend continues with this month’s approval (page 40) of 63 residential units at 1352 North Illinois Street.   This proposal asks for less than one dedicated parking space per unit, which is also nice to see. Here are the site plans and elevations: The building currently has attractive details at the Illinois street-level: The near-northside remains pocketed with nearly empty former factories or warehouses with some...
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This is not Chicago

This is not Chicago
On the banks of Fall Creek stand a set of solidly built brick apartments. They are proud and prominent, yet little known, due to the fact that the closest thoroughfare is the one-way northbound Illinois Street. Another factor that keeps these gems somewhat anonymous is that the most obvious way to reach them by vehicle is from east via Meridian Street. The 5 apartments are neighbors with a charming house, featured in the second picture in the photo gallery. Final note: they are looking for tenants if anyone is interested.
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