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Saturday, March 25
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: M & R Development, LLC
Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 3 story concrete parking garage.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/09/2012
This downtown parking garage is no longer in use as a commercial garage but is the home of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the former home of Barro Mexican Cuisine. It will be demolished to make way for M & R Development's proposed mixed-use project, which has been significantly altered from its 2008 announcement.
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.