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As Neighbors Fight To Save Damen Silos, McKinley Park Alderperson Calls For Demolition Permit Delay
The 12th Ward alderperson's ask comes as neighbors protested the owner's plans to demolish the historic silos and surrounding buildings, and push for input on what is built there.
As Demolition Of Damen Silos Looms, Southwest Siders Demand Transparency
MAT Asphalt’s Michael Tadin owns the site and has faced controversy over another of his company's properties in McKinley Park.
Controversial MAT Asphalt Gets $141 Million In City Contracts, Faces $20,000 Fine And New Pollution Regulations
MAT Asphalt has been at the center of environmental concerns since it opened in 2018. One of neighbors' biggest complaints is the smell that comes from the facility.
Damen Silos, Beloved By Urban Explorers, To Be Sold To MAT Asphalt Owner
Michael Tadin Jr. is planning a headquarters for his business at the site and anticipates “millions of dollars more” investment, but he declined to say what his specific plans are.
Environmental Activists Led Tour Around McKinley Park To Spark Conversations About Environmental Justice
The tour was intended to raise awareness of environmental racism and how some prioritize industry over marginalized people, an organizer said.
Neighbors Slam McKinley Park Asphalt Plant’s Bid For $500 Million City Contract
"It's relevant to us that Chicago puts heavy industry in Black and Brown neighborhoods," a community organizer said. "The city must take responsibility for the environmental impact of its vendors."
After Fierce Debate, City Council Signs Off On Affordable Apartments Near McKinley Park Asphalt Plant
The apartments across from McKinley Park would be about 600 feet from MAT Asphalt, a polluting plant which has outraged neighbors since it opened.
McKinley Park Housing, Office Space Development Near MAT Asphalt Plant Heads Toward City Council Vote
“If this situation were reversed, if the housing existed there already, I’m wondering would we approve the location of the asphalt plant there?” one alderwoman asked.
McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets Key City OK — But Some Worry About Nearby Asphalt Plant
Developers want to build 120 affordable apartments and office space at a warehouse neighboring the controversial MAT Asphalt plant, which opened with little notice to neighbors in 2018.
MAT Asphalt Owner Gets $10 Million Tax Break For Completed Building Under Program Meant To Spur Development
Michael Tadin Jr. defended applying for the incentive, saying there would be “no industry in Chicago” without it, as incentives make it attractive to develop in Chicago.
McKinley Park Neighbors Stage ‘People’s Hearing’ On Controversial Asphalt Plant
Residents and city inspectors say the smells coming from MAT Asphalt are so powerful, they start feeling sick within minutes of exposure.
Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local Leaders, Now A State Bill Requires State EPA To Warn Them
When MAT Asphalt came to McKinley Park in 2018, neighbors and city officials said they had no idea it was coming or that it would be applying for a pollution permit.
Amid Concerns Over Dust, Controversial McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Applies For EPA Permit Again
The IEPA denied its application in February, and residents like Kate Moser are growing increasingly concerned about the dust blowing off of asphalt trucks leaving the plant.