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Sunday, February 19
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Included - Orange Rating [?]
Applicant: Key Development Partners, LLC
Owner: Key Development Partners, LLC
Permit Description: Demolition of a one- and two-story brick [brewery] building.
Status: Released 11/28/11
The Brand Brewing Company complex is currently threatened with demolition by Key Development partners, but a strong community movement and commitments from Alderman Joe Moreno have staved off demolition for the present.
To date, the most detailed article about the situation is from Our Urban Times.
Over the course of 2012 David Schalliol produced a photographic portrait of 100 of the hundreds of buildings threatened with demolition in the city of Chicago. Nearly all of the buildings have since been demolished. Visit the background information section for more information about the project, including definitions and links to other building resources.
The series is supported by a generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.