December 2018 Newsletter

2018 Year-in-Review Newsletter

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WIN: Chicago Union Station Developers “Completely Revise Their Vision for the Project” (Chicago 7 2018)

After Preservation Chicago declared Chicago Union Station as a 2018 Most Endangered, and following months of extensive advocacy and the avalanche of negative press...

WIN: After Being Mothballed for Nearly 40 Years, Uptown Theatre Restoration Plan Receives City Council Approval!

On November 13, 2018, the Chicago City Council Department of Planning and Development voted to approve the $75 million rehabilitation of the long-vacant Uptown...

WIN: Old Cook County Hospital Redevelopment Underway! (Chicago 7 2003 & 2004)

After 15 years of advocacy by Preservation Chicago, Landmarks Illinois, and other preservation partners, the vacant and historic Old Cook County Hospital will be...

WIN: Old Main Post Office Renovation Underway

The redevelopment of the Old Post Office is moving ahead. 601W Companies is the project developer and Gensler is the architecture firm for the...

East Andersonville Downzoned to Protect Neighborhood from Demolition Pressure

In 2017, the beautifully ornamented limestone historic greystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Avenue in East Andersonville was threatened by demolition. A developer had purchased...

WIN: Chicago Tribune Tower to be Adaptively Reused and “Chicago Tribune” Sign Saved

On April 16, the Tribune Tower development team unveiled their development proposal for the historic Chicago Tribune Tower and a new super tall adjacent...

WIN: Hotel Julian’s Adaptive Reuse Successfully Mixes Old and New

The Atlantic Bank Building, formerly known as the National Bank of Greece Building, has been successfully converted to boutique hotel called Hotel Julian. Named...

WIN: Adler and Sullivan’s Jewelers Building at 19 S. Wabash to be converted to Boutique Hotel

The Adler & Sullivan designed Jewelers Building, originally known as the S.A. Maxwell Store, located at 19 S. Wabash, will be converted to a...

WIN: Congress Theater Renovation Receives TIF Support

On June 12, 2018, the City of Chicago Community Development Commission unanimously approved the renovation of the Chicago Landmark Congress Theater including a $9.6...