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A New Place For Weddings On Ravenswood Avenue? Building Owner Asks For Permission To Host Events

Ald. Matt Martin's 47th Ward office will host a meeting detailing plans for the event space at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The property at 4515-21 N. Ravenswood Ave.
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RAVENSWOOD — The owner of a building in Ravenswood’s industrial corridor wants a zoning change to host private events in the building, including weddings.

Prince of Tides, Inc. owns the property at 4515-21 N. Ravenswood Ave., according to county records. Product design firm Beyond Design currently rents it for its business, which sits just north of West Sunnyside Avenue. Ald. Matt Martin’s 47th Ward office will host a meeting detailing plans for the event space at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beyond Design, 4515-21 N. Ravenswood Ave.

The zoning change request would allow Prince of Tides to use part of the property as an event space for weddings and private social events while still renting out the space to Beyond Design.

“The owners have mainly spoken to me about this as a means to bring in additional revenue by renting [the space] out,” said Joshua Mark, Martin’s director of development and infrastructure.

The owners are also asking for a public place of amusement (PPA) license from the city. The current zoning for the building doesn’t allow for any sort of public event in a space that small, he said.

If approved, the event space could be open as early as December.

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