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Pullman artist lofts target late spring groundbreaking

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The Far South Side project aiming for a 2019 delivery date

A rendering of the Pullman Artspace Lofts

Despite having a freshly issued building permit in hand, the developers behind a plan to bring 38 units of mixed-income housing for artists to Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood won’t be breaking ground on the project until late spring or early summer.

The initial construction timeline for the affordable live-work complex at the corner of 111th Street and Langley Avenue has slipped slightly due to a request from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to continue a required Secton 106 historic review.

Though this federal review is still ongoing, a spokesperson of developer Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives says the project is on-track and that the team is working to select contractors.

The Pullman Artspace Lofts project has been in discussion since 2011. It represents the first new residential development within the Pullman Historic District in decades.

Plans call for a new three-story building designed by Stantec between two existing structures. The historic buildings will be restored and incorporated into the overall development which will include civic amenities such as art studios, classrooms, and gallery space.

Provided the project breaks ground as planned, developers Artspace, PullmanArts, and CNI anticipate a twelve month build time.

111th Street and Langley Avenue.
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