not that I like this building, but why do developers replace a functioning midrise, instead of buying some low rise properties on the side streets nearby (Soudan Ave, Hillsdale ave for example), demolish them and erecting a tower? Won't it be cheaper? I am sure for the right price, some owners will be willing to sell.
Are the single-family homes worth saving in this neighborhood? I'm mixed. There is still so much land out there for redevelopment.