The plans for the Dill Pickle Food Coop in Logan Square have been submitted to the Department of Buildings for permits. If all goes well we expect to be under construction in July and occupied in late summer, just in time for harvest season! See some of our concept renderings after the jump.
The new space, located at 3039 West Fullerton Avenue (near Sacramento), echoes the ethos of the sustainable food movement by reclaiming waste and working in harmony with the land (or in this case the structure). The existing wood floor, imperfections and all, will be refinished, the existing masonry walls will be cleaned and sealed, and the existing doors will be adaptively reused as windows in a new vestibule enclosure. Even the existing ductwork will find new life as new lighting fixtures, designed by a group of UIC industrial design students. The roof will even be planted with an edible landscape to help retain stormwater, reduce urban heat island effect, and, possibly most importantly, provide produce stock for the store. Can’t get much more local than that, after all!
Read more about our edible archicture movement here.