This is the vacant lot at Pratt and Western that will become the new Northtown Library. Ownership transferred to CHA in early March 2017, so perhaps we can look forward to good signage soon. In the meantime, interested readers can track developments on the property through both the Assessor’s Office and the Office of Recorder of Deeds. The property tax number is 10-36-230-041-0000. The Assessor’s online records are so out of date that the property page features the old Bingo City photo.
This new library page includes subpages devoted to a timeline of major developments and links to articles on this blog, DNA Info, and local news media related to the project, including upcoming CHA Board meetings and events such as community meetings on the building and commercial development on Western. A subpage on potential uses for the existing library is planned but not yet available.