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Wednesday, December 7
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Preservation of Affordable Housing
Permit Description: Wreck & remove 3 story residential building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/13/2012
These buildings are part of the Grove Parc Plaza Section 8 subsidized housing community that is being redeveloped as "Woodlawn Park" thanks to a $30.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhoods grant. The owner, Preservation of Affordable Housing, describes the redevelopment as "replacing the distressed Grove Parc Plaza Apartments and creating a healthier mixed use, mixed-income community."
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.