Logan Square architects pitch market concept for parking lot next to ‘L’ station

While affordable housing advocates were canvassing Logan Square to gather support for a new development near the Logan Square Blue Line station, other residents were quietly drafting plans for a different type of proposal for the publicly owned parking lot along Emmett Street. Architect and Logan Square resident Josh Hutchison has come forth with a conceptual proposal to have an open air market built at the site where others are pitching a 100% affordable housing development. Hutchison says that he and the staff at his firm, 34-Ten Architecture, have been working quietly on drafting the concept, but were going to wait until the after New Year’s to unveil it. However, as chatter regarding another plan for the site has grown louder in the last couple of weeks, Hutchison said that he felt that he had to get it out sooner. “In my mind, it seems like the alderman has his mind made up,” Hutchison said in regards to the proposal from United Neighbors of the 35th Ward to erect a 100% affordable housing development at the site.

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