April 2020 Newsletter

3246 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, North Park – 90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 3246 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, North Park #100863883 Date Received: 03/25/2020 Ward: 39th Ward Alderman Samantha Nugent Applicant: John Hanna Owner: 3244-50 Bryn Mawr LLC Permit Description: Partial demolition...

WATCH: Preservation Chicago’s 2020 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” Unabridged Presentation

2020 'Chicago 7 Most Endangered' Video Unabridged Recording (55:28) Image Credit: Preservation Chicago Watch the full, unabridged recording of Preservation Chicago's announcement and presentation of...

THREATENED: Preservation Chicago Releases Demolition Best Practice Guidelines In Response to Crawford Demolition Debacle (Chicago 7 2014 & 2019)

Chicago’s demolition regulations are weak and rarely enforced. The outrage over the Crawford Power Station demolition debacle must result in city-wide reforms to better protect...

THREATENED: Adaptive Reuse Options Suggested for Lakeside Center at McCormick Place (Chicago 7 2016)

With remarkable speed in April 2020, McCormick Place was converted into a temporary 1,750-bed facility for coronavirus patients. This was noble use was part...

WIN: Preservation Chicago Supports African American Cultural Heritage Grant for Mt. Pisgah Church, Chicago’s Most Recently Designated Chicago Landmark

Preservation Chicago strongly supported Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church throughout the progress of becoming a Designated Chicago Landmark. The final approval by Chicago City Council...

WIN: Ramova Theater Restoration Plan Receives City Council Approval and TIF Support

"Bridgeport’s long-vacant Ramova Theater will be rehabilitated as part of a $22.9 million entertainment and dining complex through a financial plan approved by City...

WIN: Resurrection Project Affordable Housing Plan Includes Renovation of Many Historic Buildings

"A Pilsen nonprofit’s $28.7 million plan to rehab affordable housing units in three South Side neighborhoods was approved by City Council last week. "The city...

WIN: Kosciuszko Park to Receive $1.85M Renovation

"Construction has been pushed back because of coronavirus, but Logan Square’s Kosciuszko Park is still on track to get a major overhaul, according to...

WIN: Long Vacant South Shore High School to be Used for Police and Fire Training Center

"City Council approved a controversial plan to turn the old South Shore High School into a police and fire training center Friday afternoon. In...

WIN: Grammy-Winning Performer Kanye West Buys His Childhood Home to Prevent Demolition

"Grammy-winning performer Kanye West got a city permit this month to renovate his childhood home, which he bought in late 2018, preventing an announced...