A four-family building located at 4226-28 Blaine in the Botanical Heights area has been rehabbed into what appears to be two fee simple townhouse units per building permit records. Though the structure falls within a footprint largely redeveloped by developer UIC, this rehab was not that company’s. The owner and developer was the Bauer Equity Partners, LLC.
According to city records, the building had been vacant since at least 1989.
The Botanical Heights (former McRee Town) neighborhood continues to progress in ways that could not have been predicted a few short years ago when the neighborhood was the undisputed title-holder for the South Side’s most impacted neighborhood. UIC’s Botanical Grove development plans call for infill construction on the 4100 blocks of Folsom, Blaine, and McRee, along with several apartment rehabs in the 4100 and 4300 blocks of McRee as well as the 4100 block of Blaine.
Below is the after-rehab shot of 4226-28 Blaine:
And here is the before shot, courtesy of Google Streetview: