June 2020 Newsletter

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...

June 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Music Box Theatre Begins Phased Reopening This Weekend With Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Table of Contents ADVOCACY LOSS: Chicago Town and Tennis Club / Unity Church Demolished ...

LOSS: The Wrecking Ball Is Response To Preservation Chicago’s Written Offer for $1.5 Million to Move Chicago Town and Tennis and Petition with 3,000...

Link to T witter video of Demolition of Chicago Town and Tennis Club/Unity Church, 1925, George W. Maher and Son, 1925 W. Thome Avenue....

WIN: West Side YMCA/YWCA Adaptively Reused for Residential Apartments

"A set of red brick buildings that over the course of a century held first a YMCA/YWCA and later the Salvation Army is set...

THREATENED: Jackson Park Remains Threatened by Obama Center Development, But Some Positive Movement as Illinois State Historic Preservation Office Letter Calls for “Additional Design...

To many observers it appears that the city, state and federal agencies required to review the proposed Obama Center plans in Jackson Park have...

LOSS: Crawford Station’s Turbine Hall Facade Demolished (Chicago 7 2014 & 2019)

"Companies that win multimillion-dollar tax incentives to bring industrial jobs to Chicago could be stripped of those benefits if they “betray the public’s trust”...

THREATENED: Demolition Permit Released for Jeffery Theater and Spencer Arms Hotel (Chicago 7 2014)

A Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2014, the historic Jeffery Theater is located at the crossroads of what was once the bustling heart...

THREATENED: Old Irving Park Historic Church and Home Threatened with Demolition

"Two nearly 100-year-old buildings in Old Irving Park are going to be demolished to make way for housing developments. Several single-family homes are planned...

THREATENED: Englewood Brewery Renovation Grinds to Halt Due to Lease Dispute

"Englewood Brews, once a promising enterprise planned for a beleaguered Southwest Side neighborhood, may be dead in the water as owners, a local development...

BUYER WANTED: Argus Brewery in Roseland/Pullman Landmark for Sale

"Argus Brewery, which quietly stopped operating on Chicago’s Far South Side in late March, is available on the people’s internet marketplace for $2.5 million....