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Chicago Cheat Sheet: Archdiocese in talks to sell historic Pilsen church…& more

St. Adalbert Church

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End could be near for historic Pilsen church

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in “advanced discussions” with several potential buyers for a century-old church in Pilsen. Masses will end next month at St. Adalbert Church, 1650 West 17th Street, and an archdiocese spokesperson said any potential sale will likely involve some redevelopment of the property. The church was relisted in September after a previous deal with Chicago Music Academy stalled. Another Pilsen church that recently closed, St. Ann, is being converted into residential units. [Block Club]

Home being built out of shipping containers in Westmont

The Chicago area is getting just its second home built out of shipping containers. Homeowner Mary Jo Knapik is building the house on 55th Street in Westmont, joining a St. Charles couple who built a shipping-container home last year. Knapik’s home will use 40- and 20-foot shipping containers, though about half the house will be of traditional wood frame construction. [Crain’s]

Officials optimistic about future of Takeda HQ property

Deerfield-area officials say they’re confident the sprawling Takeda Pharmaceuticals headquarters won’t remain vacant for long. Takeda this week said it will fully move out of the nearly 800,000-square-foot complex on Lake-Cook Road by the end of the year. Takeda plans to sell the property by March 31, and village officials said they’ve already received inquiries about the complex. The property generated about $150,000 in annual tax revenue for the village. [Daily Herald]

CubeWork signs big lease in Lincolnwood industrial building

An office and warehouse co-working company inked a lease for 202,000 square feet in an industrial building in Lincolnwood. CubeWork will take the space in the building at 7080 North McCormick Boulevard that also houses auto collision repair business Service King. Steve Stone of Cushman & Wakefield represented building owner New Lincoln in the lease negotiations, while Bill Mass of Mass Realty represented CubeWork. [REJournals]

More development set to rise in downtown Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights officials endorsed a 16-unit rowhouse development along Sigwalt Street between Chestnut and Highland Avenues. The Sigwalt 16 project from developer Taylor Morrison calls for three buildings up to four stories with units starting in the upper $500,000s. The development is next to the Arlington 425 residential and commercial campus approved by the village board in May. [Daily Herald]

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