It hardly a secret that Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood has been on the upswing for awhile now, and new demolition permit data that was recently highlighted by Chicago Magazine confirms what most of us already know: Logan Square is still red hot heading into the busy spring season.
According to the figures, Logan Square saw the most teardowns of any Chicago neighborhood in 2017, tallying 109 demolition permits in all. Not far behind was Chicago’s booming West Town neighborhood, which of course encompasses Wicker Park, Bucktown, Noble Square and East Village. For comparison sake, West Town registered 93 demolition permits.
As for what’s being built, it’s fair to say builders and developers are shifting from higher-end north side neighborhoods like Lakeview and Lincoln Park and now focusing on parts of the city like Logan Square, where luxury single-family homes are becoming more and more plentiful.
But even with the apparent shift, Lincoln Park still recorded 70 demolition permits last year as well, which was enough to rank 3rd on the list of Chicago neighborhoods with the most demo permits in 2017.