South Loop courthouse gets building permit for rehab

11/14/2012 6:17 PM

By Ben Meyerson
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The former courthouse at 1340 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop could be getting ready for a rehab, South Loop blog Sloopin reports.

According to city records, retrieved via EveryBlock Chicago, the city issued a building permit on Oct. 29 for the building to be converted into 49 residential units, with space on the first floor for office or retail.

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) said he’s talked to the property owners a few times over the years, as it’s changed hands a couple of times.

“We’ve been pretty aggressive about the project, because we need to clean up that building and the VeeJay Records building across the street,” he said. “It’ll probably be a phased development. They’ve got to clean up the outside first.”

A spokeswoman for the developers declined to comment.

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