April 2021 Newsletter

Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore, Orange-Rated – Early Warning Signs

Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore, Orange-Rated - Early Warning Signs

April 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Follow her on Twitter at @53viroqua Follow her on Flickr at mercer52 Table of Contents PETITIONS THREATENED: Thompson Center THREATENED: Lakeview State Bank PARTIAL WIN: Proposed The...

THREATENED: State of Illinois Invites Developers to Buy Thompson Center (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

The iconic postmodern Thompson Center in the heart of Chicago’s Loop will be sold either for demolition or adaptive reuse. It was built for the...

THREATENED: Neighbors Launch Petition to Oppose a New Two-Story Bank Building From Replacing the Historic Two-Story Bank Building

"3179 N Clark St on the corner of Belmont and Clark in Lake View is currently threatened to be demolished. This historic bank building...

WIN: Despite Continued Aldermanic Delays, Obsidian Collection Purchases Palmer Mansion for House Museum Zoning Use

"On April 22, Angela Ford of The Obsidian Collection closed on a $1.25 million loan to become new owner of Bronzeville’s long vacant, historic...

THREATENED: Jackson Park OPC Construction Announced On Same Day as New Lawsuit to Prevent it in the Park

"On Wednesday, state and local officials including Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot assembled in Jackson Park to announce the start of preliminary construction work...

WIN: Chicago Cultural Center G.A.R. Room and Art Glass Dome Restoration Progressing

"An archeological dig of sorts is taking place at the Chicago Cultural Center, where a $15 million restoration project is underway to unearth the...

THREATENED: Developer Objects to Preliminary Chicago Landmark of Lake Street Schlitz Tied House

Petition to save La Lucé Building/ Schlitz Tied House, 1892, 1393-1399 W. Lake Street. Photo Credit: Ward Miller / Preservation Chicago UPDATE: The developer of...

WIN: Vacant since 1990, St. Boniface Church Adaptive Reuse Finally Moving Forward (Chicago 7 2003 & 2009)

"A well-established developer is taking over the stalled residential conversion of a monumental church in Noble Square that has been out of service for...

WIN: Renovation Underway for Long Stalled IIT Armour Institute Main Hall (Chicago 7 2015)

"Bronzeville's historic Armour Institute Building, which overlooks the Dan Ryan Expressway and Sox Park, is one step closer to being converted into 102 apartments....