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Cawley Chicago Finalizes Sale of Bronzeville Development Site

The Cawley Chicago urban development team recently arranged the sale of a 19,000-square-foot building situated within the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Marketed as a development opportunity, the property is situated on the historic former Douglas Plaza. 

At one time the location of Civil War Camp Douglas, the building served as the enlistment and training center for U.S. Union Armed Forces. Most recently, the building served as a private local school, and community center 

Located at 3232 Martin Luther King Dr., the property serves as the location for the Historical Society’s Camp Douglas marker position. Managing principal Zach Pruitt, principal David Conroy and VP Nick Schaefer represented the seller, Weiss Properties Inc. Deal terms weren’t disclosed.

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