Category: Housing

Maywood Approves Construction of 5th Ave. Development

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An architectural rendering of the proposed housing development to be built on a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Interfaith Housing Development Corporation 

During a regular meeting on Nov. 21, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a redevelopment agreement that allows for the construction of a 68-unit, 5-story apartment building on the site of a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. The building will include 4,500 square feet of first-floor commercial space.

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Maywood Board Votes to Landmark House at 1001 N. 2nd Ave.

Wednesday,  November 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Nov. 21 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to grant local landmark status to 1001 N. 2nd Ave. in Maywood. The village’s Historic Preservation Commission unanimously recommended the home for landmark status on Nov. 2.

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A Move to Maywood? A Risky Proposition, Say Aspiring Homebuyers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An apartment building in the process of being demolished earlier this year. | Village of Maywood 

Charles Sergeant, 35, lives with his wife and children in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, but they’re considering a move back to Maywood, where Sergeant grew up. Some things, however, stand in their way.

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Former Maywood Home of Eugene Moore Could Become Local Landmark

Thursday, November 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11/10/17

Featured image: 1001 N. 2nd Ave. in Maywood, which could be a local landmark by the end of this month. | Redfin 

The former home of a prominent Maywood politician, and which is currently owned by a well-known high school basketball coach, is on its way to becoming a local landmark.

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Two Maywood Fixer-uppers on Sale Through Cook County Land Bank

Saturday, October 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: 405 N. 4th Ave. in Maywood, which is on sale through the Cook County Land Bank’s new Homebuyer Direct Program. | Redfin 

Two homes in Maywood are up for sale through a new initiative, called the Homebuyer Direct Program, launched by the Cook County Land Bank Authority this fall. The program has made available between 30 and 40 fixer-upper houses at below-market prices in certain areas of Cook County. The homes range between $50,000 and $170,000.

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Maywood Starts Demolition of a Dozen Hazardous Properties

Friday, October 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured: A multi-unit apartment building at 440 S. 14th Ave. in Maywood gets demolished on Oct. 13. | Courtesy Village of Maywood

In March, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put 12 vacant properties in the village on the path to fast-track demolition. Now, the actual demolition work has started.

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Maywood Signals That It Will Green-light New Housing Development

Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9/8/17

During a Sept. 5 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees gave the village’s attorney and staff the go-ahead to put together a redevelopment agreement that would dictate the construction of a 68-unit, 5-story apartment building on the site of a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which is currently owned by the village.

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