Chicago issues $14 million permit for BUILD Chicago South Austin community hub

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Chicago has issued a $14,065,252 building permit for a new youth and community hub in the South Austin neighbourhood.

Youth development organization BUILD Chicago will use the site at 5112 W. Harrison St. “to vastly expand the number of children it serves in the neighborhood,” Austin Weekly News reported on Aug. 18, covering the formal groundbreaking ceremony.

The new “youth and community hub” will allow BUILD to grow its programs for kids and teens that are “engaging them in community, bringing them in the sports and arts and music and food, providing mentors and safe spaces,” the published report quoted BUILD CEO Adam Alonso as saying.

The project’s general contractor is UJAMAA Construction Inc.

The permit describes the project as “alterations and two additions to an existing 1 story, 10,763 sq. ft. Type II-B unseparated mixed occupancy building; Addition #1, a 1 story 487 sq. ft. (type II-B construction); addition #2 – a 3 story, 38,817 sq. ft. mixed unseparated mixed A2, A3, A4 W accessory B occupancy and separated B occupancy (Type II-A construction).

Key subtrades include: Electrical – Lyons Electric Company Inc.; masonry – R.E.A. Masonry LLC and Tor Construction Company Inc.; plumber/plumbing – Terry Plumbing  A Matrix Holding; and refrigeration and ventilation – Emcor Services Team Mechanical.

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