January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Preservation Chicago's 2020 "7 Most Endangered" Announcement and Presentation Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Noon SOLD OUT, but watch on Facebook Live The Preservation Chicago 2020 Chicago 7 Most...

WIN: Landmark District Approved to Protect Superior Street Rowhouses and 13 Additional Historic Near North Buildings

After years of advocacy, the "Near North Side Multiple Property District" has been approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Final steps include approval...

THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay Clock Running Out for Chicago Town and Tennis Club!

PLEASE sign the petition to Save Chicago Town and Tennis Club/ Unity Church "Misericordia is planning a major expansion of its West Ridge residential campus....

WIN: Uptown Theatre Restoration Back on Track

"After years of planning and raising funds, work to restore the historic Uptown Theater could finally begin in a few months. The last remaining...

THREATENED: Cassidy Tire Building Threatened by New High-Rise Tower

"A plan to demolish the old Cassidy Tire building at 344 N. Canal Street and replace the nearly 120-year-old warehouse with a shiny apartment...

WIN: Six Corners Sears Store To Be Adaptability Reused as Part of Larger Redevelopment (Chicago 7 2016)

"Seritage Growth Properties and Tucker Development Corp. are working together to bring more than 400 apartments to the old Sears at 4730 W. Irving...

THREATENED: Alderman Speaks Out Against Gentrification Caused by Obama Presidential Center (Chicago 7 2019)

"Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) slammed the city’s new proposal to preserve affordable housing around the Obama Center Tuesday evening, while questioning the sincerity of...

THREATENED: Washington Park National Bank Threatened with Demolition (Chicago 7 2016)

"The Cook County Land Bank is still working out the details of the sale of former Washington Park National Bank site to a prominent...

THREATENED: Federal Review Confirms “Adverse Effect” to Jackson Park from OPC (Chicago 7 2019)

"Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to consider the effects of projects that accept federal funding on historic properties....

THREATENED: Francis Parker School Quietly Buying Up Condos Until Neighbors Cried Foul

"An elite private school near Lincoln Park Zoo has moved closer to owning and eventually demolishing two century-old condominium buildings to make way for...