Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday Revisited: North Morgan Mystery Lot Loses Acreage

373 North Morgan

New gravel for what will be east-bound lanes of Kinzie Street.

373 North Morgan

The 15-year-old permit.

Last month, we shared a story about a plot of land in Chicago’s Meat Packing District with a bizarre and sordid history. Summed up, the gist is that there’s a 15-year-old permit still posted at 373 North Morgan Street, for a project that almost started, then sorta did, then was torn down, and then sat idle.

At the time, we had noticed some work being done on the site, but couldn’t figure out what it might have been, for as soon as crews appeared, they picked up their tools and disappeared again. Well, now we know what they were doing. Kinzie Street is being improved, and our mystery lot has given up some of its northern-most space toward street-widening efforts.

373 North Morgan

The other end of the 900 block of West Kinzie, looking west.



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