Dave Reid

Bronzeville Takes a Small Step Forward

By - Jul 21st, 2010 12:46 pm
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Bronzeville Project

Bronzeville Project

At the July 20th, 2010 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and  Development Committee the committee unanimously voted to approve $171,000 in TIF funds, from TID #59, to assist in the redevelopment of a building at 642 W. North Ave.  The developer, Inner City Arts, LLC, which consists of Vangard Group, LLC, Osprey, Inc. and Endeavour Corp. intends on purchasing the 4,800 square foot building from the city for $10,000, and will invest $501,000 to remodel the space into offices.  This building is a landmark in the area because of its mural, and is historically designated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The redevelopment effort will include new windows, updated HVAC systems, roof repairs, pavement maintenance, landscaping, and the construction of a parking area behind the building.

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs expressed her support for the project saying,  “this is a truly catalytic and positive development, and it’s only the beginning for Bronzeville.”

The resolution will go before the full Common Council when it meets at 9 a.m. on July 27, 2010, in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.


5 thoughts on “Bronzeville Takes a Small Step Forward”

  1. dan says:

    don’t tell donovan about that mural.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @dan I was thinking the same thing.

  3. DanK says:

    What are they going to catalyze by building office space for themselves?

    These developers did the Walmart on MLK, some apartments on Hubbard in Brewers Hill, and are getting WHEDA money for more apartments on Brown and Holton which will require a new DPD there. The existing one was for a mixed used building that is more in line with the area plan than housing by itself.

  4. digitalhermit says:

    The 70s style mural needs to go.

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