Demolition Update: 921 South Jefferson still stands

921 South Jefferson

921 South Jefferson looks nothing like you’d expect a building with a 2-month-old demolition permit to look.

Just yesterday, I mentioned the urgency of most Chicago demolition permits, and the developers eager to execute them so they can get on with the business of developing.

But there are exceptions to every rule. 921 South Jefferson got its death warrant on June 2nd. Yet there is sits, untouched. And not because anyone’s chained themselves to the foundation in protest of its demise. No, there doesn’t appear to be any good reason to save this dilapidated one-story structure. I’m left to guess no one’s in any particular hurry to get at this piece of property, despite the sign promising the opening of a new “Retail Mall in Spring of 2017.”

I suppose there’s still time. If it’s a small mall, y’all.

From what I’ve seen of this building, leave it alone for a couple more months and it might demolish itself. Have a look:


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