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New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Chicago stats today
Thu, Feb. 20th, 2020

12 building permits posted
0 new construction permits posted
697 building violations posted
317 violation hearings to be held

Latest blog post Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Let’s keep ADUs in the 2020 news
by Steven Vance

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I agree with Alder Ramirez-Rosa that “ADU” is not the best term for the kind of “additional” or “accessory” housing that Chicago has banned since 1957 [1]. I prefer “casita”, or “little house” in Spanish. But the headline rhymes!

I want to formally register my dislike for the term ADU. It's a coach house. It's a garden apartment. Build them. Legalize them. Preserve and build upon the gentle density that brings character and greatness to our Chicago neighborhoods. But can we please not call them ADUs?

 — @CDRosa

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New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Friday, December 20th, 2019

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