The city of Chicago revoked the permit privileges of the developer behind HGTV's "Windy City Rehab" for a year, citing a pattern of unsafe working conditions and building code violations, according to local television station WGN-TV. Neighbors had complained multiple times about the practices of Greymark Development Group, and the city took into account issues at more than 10 different properties in its decision.
The City cited issues involving at least 11 properties renovated by Greymark, including working without permits, working beyond scope of permits, failure to comply with electrical safety codes, hiring unlicensed workers and lying on permit applications.
The one-year permit revocation can be appealed. In a statement, HGTV said: "Issues related to 'Windy City Rehab' have been carefully reviewed. Appropriate parties are in communication with local building officials and working to resolve any outstanding issues."
"Windy City Rehab" just finished its first season, and there's no word on whether this could affect the next season of the show. There are now stop work orders on two of the developer's latest projects in Bucktown. Permit applications for companies connected to the show's co-host Alison Victoria, have also been revoked, Block Club Chicago reports.Read More