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State of Illinois Offering Rebates for Solar Panels

The State of Illinois is now offering rebates for solar panels. It will help the public finance photovoltaic (electricity) and solar thermal (hot water) panels. The State offers a rebate of 30% of the total cost of the solar system (up to $10,000). The Federal government kicks in an uncapped 30% tax credit. This is obviously…

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Milwaukee Avenue Artist Lofts

The Milwaukee Avenue Artist Lofts were an otherwise underutilized attic space that we are is transforming into a light-filled work space for the artist residents of a residential building in Logan Square. We are retaining and exposing the existing masonry and heavy timber structure at the interior space.  The existing turret will be restored to…

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Eat your architecture

Land planning and architecture have spent the past two centuries divorcing urban society from their food supply.  The zoned separation of uses is quite possibly the biggest planning blunder in the history of the field.  Quite understandably, people of the nineteenth century did not want to live around belching smokestacks and other heavy industry –…

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The Dill Pickle Opens In Logan Square

Slated to open late this summer, Chicago will welcome its first food coop.  While Chicago’s summer farmers’ markets are great, the Dill Pickle Coop will house community supported farming on a daily basis.  Like most coop’s around the country Dill Pickle, located in Logan Square, will be a member-owned food store specializing in real, local,…

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Dill Pickle Food Co-op

The plans for the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Logan Square have been submitted to the Department of Buildings for permits. If all goes well we expect to be under construction in July and occupied in late summer, just in time for harvest season! See some of our concept renderings after the jump. The new…

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