November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Month-in-Review Newsletter

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WIN: Uptown Theater Restoration Plan Receives City Council Approval!

On November 13, 2018, the Chicago Community Development Commission voted to approve the $75 million rehabilitation of the long-vacant Uptown Theatre. After decades of...

LOSS: Boston Store Stables Demolished!

The Boston Store Stables was a well-designed commercial warehouse building at 4340 S. Vernon Avenue in Bronzeville. It was built in 1906 by the...

THREATENED: Superior Street Rowhouses to Receive 90-Day Reprieve from Demolition Due to an Extension of the 90-Day Demo Delay!

With only days remaining until the expiration of the 90-Demolition Delay hold after which time the City of Chicago is obliged to release a...

WIN: Waterman Building on State Street to Become Boutique Hotel

In 2006, the Waterman Building received the dubious honor of being included on Blair Kamin’s short list of the most “unsightly structures” in the...

WIN: Proposed Pilsen Landmark District Receives Preliminary Landmark Status!

After many years of advocacy, outreach and preparation, Preliminary Landmark Status was approved for the proposed Pilsen Chicago Landmark District on December 6, 2018....

LOSS: Victorian Queen Anne at 1441 W. Carmen Bulldozed!

“It’s an old, common cry in a city where demolition and development are often spoken in the same breath, and where trying to save...

THREATENED: Oriental Theatre Blade Sign Marquee To Be Scrapped

The Oriental Theatre opened on May 8, 1926 and has been an anchor in Chicago’s Theater District ever since. Located at 24 W. Randolph...

WIN: Pullman Clock Tower Building Restoration Underway

Twenty year after its fire, the restoration of the Pullman Clock Tower and Administration Building is finally underway with a target completion date of...

PARTIAL WIN: After Emergency Demolition, Façade Reuse Proposed for 5th Church of Christ Scientist/Shiloh Baptist Church

After 15 years of vacancy, neglect, and the resulting severely deteriorated condition, a redevelopment plan has emerged that would preserve the columned front façade...