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

4500 N. Spaulding Avenue, Albany Park- 90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 4500 N. Spaulding Avenue, Albany Park #100908603 Date Received: 02/18/2021 Ward: 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez Applicant: D. S. Construction, Inc Owner: Chicago Milal Church Permit Description: Demolition and removal...

1399 W. Lake Street, West Loop (Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Lucé)-90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 1399 W. Lake Street, West Loop (Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Lucé) #100901650 Date Received: 12/02/2020 Ward: 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Applicant: Spirit Wrecking...

Second Church of Christ Scientist 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Lincoln Park-90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: Second Church of Christ Scientist 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Lincoln Park (A Chicago 7 Most Endangered 2019) #100903102 Date Received: 01/07/2021 Ward: 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith Applicant:...

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...