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Live-Work in Industrial Pilsen

When Alderman Danny Solis introduced an ordinance back in June, allowing for "work-live units" in industrial Pilsen, his aim was squarely on providing convenience for the creative types whose studios had begun to occupy the largely vacant tracts of buildings along Cermak and the river. The ordinance is still being debated and, according to a WBEZ article, one major concern to emerge is that this would be the first case of allowing residential uses in one of the city's planned manufacturing districts. The risk is that artist "work-live" spaces will gradually become strictly "live" spaces, which will then turn to condos, displacing industry. [WBEZ]