In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels

In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels

By Luke Hopping
An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.

Careful districting has made West Grand Avenue one of the last places in Chicago’s West Town where factories and family homes still exist side by side. Zoned as a planned manufacturing district (PMD) to bolster local commerce, the south side of the street is populated by brick warehouses, while the northern half is mostly residential. 

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