March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

ADVOCACYWIN: Proposed House Museum Ban Ordinance Defeated WIN: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Luce Saved THREATENED: Chicago Union Station Power House ...

THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay List – March 2021

The Demolition Delay Ordinance, adopted by City Council in 2003, establishes a hold of up to 90 days in the issuance of any demolition...

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...

1399 W. Lake Street, West Loop (Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Lucé)-90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 1399 W. Lake Street, West Loop (Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Lucé) #100901650 Date Received: 12/02/2020 Ward: 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Applicant: Spirit Wrecking...

Second Church of Christ Scientist 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Lincoln Park-90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: Second Church of Christ Scientist 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Lincoln Park (A Chicago 7 Most Endangered 2019) #100903102 Date Received: 01/07/2021 Ward: 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith Applicant:...

Chicago Crusader Investigative Report: “Important to Black history, they are unprotected and a new owner can demolish them anytime without any opposition”

"Alderman Sophia King (4th Ward) had a problem in her ward in 2017. Developers were jockeying for some fresh real estate to build skyscrapers...

WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Salvation Army Building (Chicago 7 2021)

"One of Chicago’s most intriguing buildings from the 1940s sits on an isolated patch in the West Loop, mostly hidden from view by elevated...

WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Crumbling Comfort Station In Jackson Park (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)

"When WBEZ listener Kevin Borgia bikes along the Lakefront Trail, he regularly passes a 'seemingly abandoned building in Jackson Park.'"'It is kind of a...

WTTW Chicago: Ask Geoffrey – Chicago’s Old Passenger Rail Stations

"Chicago’s old passenger railroad stations for decades acted as the city’s front door, where people from all over the country arrived seeking out a...