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Urban Innovations Adapts Historic Tinley Park House into Brewpub

Urban Innovations has launched a renovation and expansion project in downtown Tinley Park, IL of the historic Karl Vogt Building at 6811 Hickory Street. The Vogt Building is the only building in Tinley Park listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a prominent feature of the village’s downtown.  

The four-story, 7,835-square-foot former apartment building will become The Vogt House by Banging Gavel Brews. The project aims for a June completion, just in time for summer. 

“This project is thoughtful and purposeful in bringing together the old and new, rejuvenating the charming original elements of the building to serve a modern life as an entertainment hub for Tinley Park,” said Jason Zeman, project manager for Urban Innovations.  

The architects, Katherine Pohl and Joakim Backstrom of Altus Works, have worked closely with the National Parks Service’s and the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office from the beginning of the project.  


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