In a message dated 1/20/2007 8:41:53 A.M. Central Standard Time, xxxx writes:
I walked past 7616 N Marshfield at 7:30 a.m.this morning with my dog. I heard hammering and other noises. When I looked up, I could see construction work in progress on several of the lower floor apartments. I checked the lobby area windows and doors, and did not see any Building Permits posted anywhere.
Didn't I read on this site not too long ago this building had been purchased by one of our Alderman's buddies?
Isn't this typical of NOH......
These photos were taken shortly after the above message landed in the mailbox. I couldn't locate any permits but did see definite signs of construction. So, when in doubt, start digging.
2005-06 transaction will be added when Cook County Recorder of Deeds site is up and working.
Description: INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXTG. BUILDING PER PLANS.
Total Records: 10
Discipline ApprDate Status
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW 06/09/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 06/06/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 06/09/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
FINAL DATA REVIEW 11/03/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 06/02/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 11/03/2006 APPROVED
PLUMBING REVIEW 06/19/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 06/19/2006 APPROVED
VENTILATION REVIEW 06/05/2006 CONDITIONAL PROJECT
ZONING REVIEW 06/01/2006 APPROVED
11-30-218-021-0000 7624 N MARSHFIELD
11-30-218-022-0000 7620 N MARSHFIELD
11-30-218-023-0000 7616 N MARSHFIELD
11-30-218-027-0000 7612 N MARSHFIELD
White brick 4+1 built in 1967
Way back, they were People's Housing properties.
Notice application for permits was in process before the sale, suggests cooperation between buyer & seller.
9/15/2006 sold to for $3.5M to 7612 N MARSHFIELD LLC
The owners of this address received a permit on 11/03/2006.
According to the assessor the owners did a very successful assessment appeal last year.
According to the treasurer, People's Housing paid the last taxes, but that right around the last sale, it might have been handled at the closing, so that doesn't really help us find the current owner.
My knowledge that Jay Johnson was involved in at least partial ownership of this building came from an attorney representing a senior citizen. Jay was refusing to refund her security deposit after she moved stating it wasn't his responsibility but that of the previous owner. She found an attorney and the suit was filed 11/10/2004. The last entry in Dorothy Brown's website was in August 2006 listing the senior as the plaintiff and none other than Cornerstone Investment and USD Management LLC as defendant(s).
The curious reader may want to contact the Ward office and see if he/she gets a response. Please bear in mind that it may take several tries, since the person who may know will probably be on vacation, in court, or other unknown locations. You may be asked for your name and phone where you may be reached. Please remember to breathe while you await a return call.