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Craftsman Manufacturing Site In Lakeview Will Become 12 Single-Family Homes

City Council approved a plan to convert the Craftsman site in Lakeview into a series of single-family homes during its meeting Friday.

Single family homes could replace the Craftsman Plating and Tinning Corporation building in Lakeview.
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LAKEVIEW — The property that houses the closed-down Craftsman Plating & Tinning Corporation building in Lakeview will become single-family homes after City Council approved the plan Friday.

Aldermen approved an ordinance to rezone the property at 1225–35 W. School St. to allow for a series of 12 single-family homes to be built in Craftsman’s place.

The 41,000-square-foot lot was previously approved for a planned development that would have converted the building into 28 town homes, Thomas Moore, an attorney for the family that owns the property, said during a Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards meeting Tuesday.

“The purpose today is to bring the property back to where it historically has been or is consistent with the surrounding properties,” Moore said.

The proposal was supported by Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Chair Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes the Craftsman site. He said the plan for 12 single-family homes “will actually have less impact than the 28 houses.”

Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.

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