August 2020 Newsletter

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...

1319-1325 S. Ashland Avenue/1544-1554 W. Hastings Street, Near West Side – 90 Day Demolition Delay

Address: 1319-1325 S. Ashland Avenue/1544-1554 W. Hastings Street, Near West Side #100875210 Date Received: 05/22/2020 Ward: 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin Applicant: Alpine Demolition Services, LLC Owner: 130 Ashland...

August 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents ADVOCACY WIN: Emmett Till Home Designated Preliminary Chicago Landmark THREATENED: Second Church Threatened by New Construction (Chicago 7 2019) THREATENED: Rear Brick...

THREATENED: After Owners Reject Sale to Foundation for Community Performance Arts Center, Residential Tower Proposed for Second Church of Christ, Scientist in Lincoln Park...

The Second Church of Christ, Scientist at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue has been an architectural masterpiece in the Lincoln Park community for nearly...

THREATENED: Rear Brick Walls of Pilgrim Baptist Church/KAM Synagogue Collapse in Storm (Chicago 7 2007)

"It didn’t take long for Cynthia Jones to find out how badly Pilgrim Baptist Church had been damaged when winds of nearly 100 mph...

WIN: After Years of Advocacy, Emmett Till Home Designated Preliminary Chicago Landmark!

"Preservationists and the family of Emmett Till moved a step closer in efforts to landmark the childhood home of the Chicago teen whose murder...

THREATENED: Court Rules that Public Citizens Have No Standing in Public Trust Doctrine and Public Land Use Case Regarding Jackson Park (Chicago 7 2017...

"A lawsuit over the planned Obama Presidential Center’s campus in Jackson Park has stalled after a federal appeals court panel ruled the plaintiffs did...

THREATENED: Asphalt Plant’s Toxic Pollution Blocks Affordable Housing Adaptive Reuse of Key Central Manufacturing District Building (Chicago 7 2014 & 2020)

"Chicago planning officials are exploring whether a McKinley Park asphalt plant owned by a politically connected businessman can be moved to another location following...

WIN: City Launches $750 million Invest South/West Initiative to Revitalize Disinvested Communities With a Focus on Neglected Historic Neighborhood Buildings & Commercial Corridors

"Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration has spent the past 10 months preparing to reshape blighted commercial corridors on the city's South and West sides. Now...

WIN: New Chicago Program Designed to Stabilize Distressed Housing Stock

"Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Community Investment Corp. are set to announce today a $330 million lending commitment for private landlords to buy and...