Youth Wellness Center Approved For Former Police Station

April 30, 2014


The former Marquette District police station in Pilsen will be converted into a youth services center under a redevelopment plan approved today by City Council.

Pilsen Wellness Center Inc. will rehabilitate the two-story structure at 2259 S. Damen Ave. to provide mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and other wellness services for people between 10 and 26 years old.

Built in 1917, the 15,700-square-foot structure was the second oldest police facility in Chicago before it closed in 2005. Valued at $815,000, the building and adjacent parking lot will be sold for $1.

Founded in 1975, PWC provides holistic health care services to predominately Latino residents through culturally appropriate treatment and interventions. The $1.4 million redevelopment project will create the organization's 10th location in Chicago and support 21 permanent jobs.


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