A demolition crew is on its way to an industrial building at 1433 Circle Avenue, after the property’s roof nearly collapsed Thursday afternoon, according to Police Chief Thomas Aftanas.
The building is owned by a company called 10 Sixty Technologies LLC, which purchased the property in March 2014 for $300,000, according to Cook County property records.
Aftanas said the building is currently vacant but that its owner uses it for storage. Earlier this afternoon, Aftanas said an employee was in the building, heard “some creaking” and reported that “it seems like the roof trusses are giving or actually did give out.”
The police chief said the village’s code enforcement officials are on the scene, and “they feel it will or partially did collapse.”
He said the building owner has sent a demolition crew to knock down at least the front portion of the brick warehouse. Aftanas was unsure of who occupies the building.
“It’s an emergency tear down; luckily the place is vacant,” he said.
The 1400 block of Circle Avenue is shut down. There will be no overnight parking on the 1300 through 1500 blocks of Circle Avenue on Thursday night.
Broker Adam Schneiderman, who works for Strauss Realty, said the real estate agency has been marketing the property for “a couple of years. We’ve put a couple of tenants in there.” He said the building is currently leased, but declined to comment on who holds the lease on the space.
He said he had not heard about a roof collapsing.
In 2016, the 21,000 square-foot building was listed as for sale on Loopnet real estate site. The advertising listed that the building was recently tuck pointed and that new electrical services had been added. The listing added 4,500 square feet of the building were at the time being leased month-to-month by a 12-year tenant.