Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Crain's looks at top Chicago neighborhoods for demolition permits

A former Children's Memorial office building is torn down at West Fullerton and North Orchard in Lincoln Park.  A new, almost identical looking Senior housing building will go up in it's place. Homes and entire buildings, large and small, have been demolished for development or safety reasons at seemingly a record pace over the past few years. (Photo Eric Rojas, Kale Realty)
We are no stranger on these pages to discussing demolition and development around Chicago as it pertains to our day to day dealings.  Chicago has had a frantic three year run of demolition. It's the most active period of tear down and development I've witnessed in my lifetime on the North Side of the city.  But demo permits are high in some South Side neighborhoods as the data show (but for different reasons).  

Crain's real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin uses data from a great resource Chicago Cityscape to look at demo (and building) permits in several of the most active neighborhoods. West Town (Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown etc...) and West Englewood  lead in demo permits but are complete opposites in construction permits.  Check out the story and graphic here.

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