Eagle-eyed drivers may have spotted some construction activity at the property that housed the now-closed Associated Tire & Battery, 6208 Roosevelt Rd., but the block-long building with the now deteriorating blue cladding is merely getting a facelift.
Oak Park Development Customer Services Director Tammie Grossman confirmed that no new development is in the works for the lot, despite listing the building’s use as multi-family residential on its permission to work permit, which Grossman chalked up to an administrative error.
“It should be commercial, not multi-family residential,” she said. “We have new staff in permitting and they must have clicked the wrong building type when issuing the permit.”
The permit’s description of the work being done is correct, according to Grossman.
Midwest Construction Group is handling the renovation, which includes replacing the building’s lentils and steel pillars, as well as removing damaged bricks and tuckpointing.
“They are just repairing the façade of the existing building,” said Grossman. “No new development.”