June 2018 Newsletter

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...

WIN: Historic Wicker Park Church School Building Reuse Proposal

The historic school building adjacent to the First Bethlehem Evangelical Church owned by the Franciscan Outreach Association and currently used as a soup kitchen...

THREATENED: Wayman AME Church Sold for New Development

After receiving multiple offers on the same day it was listed for sale, the Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church and its 2.72-acre property has...

FEATURE VIDEO: Gertrude Lempp Kerbis: Modern Architect, A Short Film by Karen Carter

Gertrude Kerbis was a groundbreaking architect and was one of the first women at the forefront of Chicago architecture working the modern style during...

THREATENED: “ Fourth-Rate Design” Addition Proposed for Chicago Union Station Rooftop “W ould Bring to the Forlorn But Grand Train Station All the Grandeur...

Preservation Chicago included Chicago Union Station as a 2018 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” based on conceptual rooftop addition renderings released by the development team...

WIN: After 35 Years of Advocacy, Uptown Theatre Restoration Announced!

After 35 years, the Uptown Theatre will finally be restored! Shuttered since December 1981 following water damage from burst frozen pipes, the effort to...

THREATENED: Historic Chicago Avenue Bridge Targeted for Demolition

Built in 1914 by the Ketler-Elliot Erection Company of Chicago, the historic Chicago Avenue Bridge is scheduled for demolition and replacement with a new...

WIN: Old Post Office Signs Walgreens as First Tenant

The redevelopment of the Old Post Office has reached another important milestone with the signing of Walgreens to lease 200,000 square feet of office...

WIN: Upper Four Floors of 208 S. LaSalle to be Repurposed as Luxury Hotel

The four top floors of office space in the D.H. Burnham & Company designed Continental and Commercial National Bank Building, located at 208 S....

PARTIAL WIN: LGBTQ Legacy Walk in East Lake View to be Landmarked

In recognition and celebration of Chicago’s trailblazing LGBTQ community, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago would seek Landmark Designation for the...