Posts tagged "Department of Buildings"

Vacant Woodlawn Organization Owned Building Back In Court On Tuesday

The back view of the Metropolitan building annex as seen from Blackstone Avenue.
The Woodlawn Organization owned building—the former Metropolitan—will be back in housing court on Tuesday, December 10th. How do I know? I ran into the building inspector who was inspecting the property last Thursday morning. Honestly, this news doesn’t surprise me. The fact that the property has an open door and is accessible to anyone who... Read more »

Mayor Elect Emanuel---Condo Owners Need Help Too.

Mayor Elect Emanuel, In case no one on your transition team told you, condo owners of all stripes in our city are in a world of hurt.  Questionable developers + slipshod workmanship + cutting corners + undereducated consumers = a housing nightmare. The first manifestation is already here; buildings built (or rehabbed) so poorly that... Read more »

Progress?

If you ever doubted that shoddy condo development is a problem, listen to this wonderful broadcast by WBEZ’s Ashley Gross. Since starting IHMD, I’ve heard from numerous people who are in or have been in the same boat with bad developers.   Everyone has a similar tale of woe. Unfortunately most of us discover too late that shoddy... Read more »
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