The owner of the industrial building on Cermak Road depicted above could potentially add an artist live/work space because the property is within the Pilsen Planned Manufacturing District. (Google Street View)
An ordinance adopted last year now allows there to be live/work spaces for artists in any of Chicago's Planned Manufacturing Districts (PMD). Previously, the zoning code didn't allow any residential uses in PMDs, but now one artist live/work space per building is allowed in the PMDs that allow artist work spaces.
The following Planned Manufacturing Districts allow artist work spaces and thus one artist live/work space per building (click on the link to see an interactive map of the PMD):
Contact MAPS and we can tell you if a property is in a Planned Manufacturing District (PMD).