No more townhomes, Craftsman Manufacturing Site In Lakeview’s Southport Corridor Will Become 12 Single-Family Homes

City Council approved a plan to convert the Craftsman site in Lakeview into a series of single-family homes

Originally slated to be townhomes, the former Craftsman site on School Street will now be single-family homes.

The property that houses the closed-down Craftsman Plating & Tinning Corporation building in Lakeview will become single-family homes after City Council approved the plan.

Aldermen approved an ordinance to rezone the property at 1225–35 W. School St. to allow for a series of 12 single-family homes to be built in Craftsman’s place.

Orignal concept

The 41,000-square-foot lot was previously approved for a planned development that would have converted the building into 28 town homes, Thomas Moore, an attorney for the family that owns the property, said during a Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards meeting Tuesday.

“The purpose today is to bring the property back to where it historically has been or is consistent with the surrounding properties,” Moore said.

The proposal was supported by Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Chair Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes the Craftsman site. He said the plan for 12 single-family homes “will actually have less impact than the 28 houses.”

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