Cook County seeking proposals to revamp historic building

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6300 S. Cottage Ave. (Credit: Google Maps)

The Cook County Land Bank Authority has issued a request for proposals for the 94-year-old building at the southeast end of the CTA Green Line.

The county is seeking a developer with an idea for a mixed-use community space, according to Block Club Chicago.

The building is located at 6300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. It was formerly owned by the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church and the Woodlawn Community Development Corp.

The authority acquired the property in December. It’s been vacant for more than 25 years, largely because at the time of the land bank’s purchase, the building had accumulated about $3.7 million in unpaid taxes, according to land bank executive director Rob Rose.

The authority will accept proposals through the end of October and will choose a winner by mid-December, according to Block Club Chicago.

Bids are set to be due to the land bank by Oct. 31 in what Rose called an “aggressive timeline” so by Dec. 13 a developer can be selected and approved.

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