Friday, June 27, 2014

What's up with that? Large, broken down West Andersonville development lingers

An Edgewater building along the 5300 block of North Ravenswood Ave in West Andersonville neighborhood sits vacant. The original commercial building was expanded and converted to residential units at some point.  It sits vacant and in bad shape despite the very good location. All Photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

I took a ride on my bike to survey some developments and recent sales in Western Edgewater/ Andersonville early this week.  The pictured vacant building on the 5300 block of North Ravenswood once again caught my eye.  Any locals want to update us on the situation?

Ground and second floors.  There is an old construction permit in the window of a gutted second floor unit.
Split block and a "Dryvit" like material were used to build additions on to the structure.
View between two adjacent houses on West Berwyn. A not so close examination suggests the building needs work.
A converted condo building at 5313 N Ravenswood sits adjacent on the south to the vacant property. Re-sale loft units at this building sell from the $200s and $300s.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live around the corner from this building and I would love to know the deal with it. I had always assumed someone was living in those top floor units, but the building has no Dumpster or garbage cans in the alley, so I guess not. Someone has dumped what looks like an old windshield glass in the gap between this building and the one south of it, in the alley. It'd be nice if someone bought this and fixed it up!