A long vacant Botanical Heights home located at 4159 McRee will be rehabbed by UIC as a part of its Botanical Grove development at a cost of $235,000. The home is located on the 4100 block of McRee, one block east of the hotbed of activity of UIC’s development. Interestingly, the home has been pre-sold prior to the start of rehabilitation work.
UIC plans to rehab most of the 4100 block of McRee’s stock of historic buildings, many of them four-families, into “green” apartments, a departure from their for-sale strategy on the 4200 block of McRee.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of 4159 McRee, which currently has a large hole in its roof and may look to passers-by as a lost cause. Quite to the contrary, this magnificent old home should soon be spotless!