Those of us living near the former Beatty Lumber property will miss the local possum and raccoon population, but we’ll be glad when something finally goes up on what has become a neighborhood eyesore.
The old lumberyard has been a hot topic of conversation in the village board chambers—so much so, that the rodents living there's ears must be burning. A nine-story medical office tower and state-of-the-art senior center are just a few of the proposed concepts for the old lumberyard at 96th Street and 52nd Avenue, political drama aside.
“We’re working on different concepts,” Mayor Dave Heilmann said. “I don’t think anything has been decided. We’re getting some thoughts together.”
Whatever those thoughts may be, Oak Lawn residents will have a chance to weigh in at a meeting in the near future, according to the mayor.
You’ve read the stories—now it’s your chance to dream big and play developer. Tell us in the comments what you’d like to see happen with the old Beatty Lumber property. Let it rip because you have a local election coming up.
(We do think that the Beaver sign should be somehow preserved.)