“Despite a three-year delay, a neighbor’s plans to preserve and redevelop the St. Boniface church building in West Town’s Noble Square are still in motion, the church’s owner said Monday.
“Michael Skoulsky told neighbors during a virtual East Village Association meeting Monday his 2018 plan to convert the church into 17 condos remained unchanged — albeit ‘very, very’ delayed.
“‘The project is on track and at full speed right now,’ he said. ‘We’re gonna probably start pre-sales in the next couple months.’
“Skoulsky bought the church for $2.2 million in September 2016 after working with the city to save the structure from demolition. Another developer planned to tear it down and build single-family homes.
“During the summer of 2018, city leaders approved a redevelopment agreement for Skoulsky to preserve the church at 1438 W. Chestnut by carving 17 condos inside, plus building a new four-story, 24-unit condo development on vacant land next to the church. (Alani, Block Club Chicago, 3/2/21)
Plan To Convert Historic St. Boniface Church Into Condos Is Back On Track After Years Of Delay, Owner Says; Neighbor Mike Skoulsky bought the West Town church in 2016 and planned the church’s redevelopment with city leaders in 2018, Hannah Alani, Block Club Chicago, 3/2/21